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To Crash or To Swerve? New Study Reveals Which Actions Taken by Self-Driving Cars are Morally Defensible

A new study, “How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty,” published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal addressed this challenge by asking the public what they believed would...
9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Rock Climbers Seek Out High Risk Climbs?

The sport of rock climbing is gaining international attention, having been approved for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. But news headlines about the sport are still dominated by reports of gruesome injuries and near-death falls. Are rock...
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Majority of Drivers Don’t Believe Texting While Driving is Dangerous

People who text while driving are six times more likely to be involved in a car crash. To combat this problem, more and more states are adopting driving laws that require people to use hands-free devices in the car. Yet a new study shows that many...
9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Three Honored by Society for Risk Analysis Europe

The Society for Risk Analysis - Europe (SRA-E) awarded three prestigious scholarships at its Annual Conference in Ӧstersund, Sweden. These awards recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the study and science of risk analysis.
22-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey Says: Self Driving Cars Should Reduce Traffic Fatalities by At Least 75 Percent to Stay on the Roads

The race is on for companies to present their driverless cars to the public, but recent collisions involving autonomous vehicles developed by Uber Technologies Inc. and Tesla Inc. have led consumers to questions whether these vehicles can alleviate...
30-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Health Regulations Enough? Lung Disease on the Rise in Mine Workers

While on-the-job fatalities due to injuries and accidents have steadily decreased in nearly every industry in the U.S., the burden of debilitating lung disease in the coal mining industry has sharply increased within the last decade. A new study...
7-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Does One Prepare for Adverse Weather Events? Depends on Your Past Experiences

With much of the country now entering peak tornado season, the impact of these potentially devastating weather events will be shaped in large part by how individuals think about and prepare for them. A new study published in Risk Analysis shows that...
16-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Society for Risk Analysis 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) invites submission of abstracts for presentations at the 2018 SRA Annual Meeting to be held at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana from Dec. 2-6, 2018.
23-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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