• Sustainable Safety – 3rd edition: En route to a casualty-free road traffic system

    The third edition of the Dutch Sustainable Safety vision, which was originally developed in the 1990s, is now available. 

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  • EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

    VIRTUAL is a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing.
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After two terms as president of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI), Horst Schulze (BASt) will be succeeded by Rob Eenink (...
On Thursday 11 October, a small-scale workshop about distraction from roadside advertising took place.
The International Cycling Safety Conference ICSC was held on 10 and 11 October 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
SWOV researcher Hoekstra published the article 'Do road user roles serve as social identities? Differences between self-described cyclists and car drivers' in Transportation Research.
Driving is related to social participation. Therefore, older drivers may be reluctant to stop driving.

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