Aggression and Accidents

...but other work suggests the issue may be cultural as well. Scholar Michael Sivak has done interesting research on the issue of aggression, thrill-seeking and bad driving, this time on...

Has the U.S. Reached "Peak Motorization"?

...(Photo: Heath Alseike) Peak oil? Probably not. But have we reached “peak motorization” in the U.S.? Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute says the...

How Does the Value of Driving Differ Across States?

...(Photo: epSos.de) Michael Sivak, a transportation scholar at the University of Michigan whose work has appeared on this blog before, released a new study on inter-state variations in...

How to Decrease Emissions

...Americans responded to the economic crisis and rising oil prices in 2008 by driving less and purchasing fuel-efficient cars. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle have looked at the effect...

Will Your Spare Tire Save Your Life?

...A new paper (gated version here) by Michael Sivak, Brandon Schoettle, and Jonathan Rupp takes a look at what keeps people alive in fatal traffic accidents. The authors find...