About SWOV

SWOV: the national scientific institute for road safety research in the Netherlands

In 1962, the Institute for Road Safety Research was founded by the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, the Dutch Association of Insurers, RAI Association and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (then called the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management). Knowledge obtained by scientific research was expected to help reduce the enormous number of road deaths, annually about 2000.

In the 1990s, SWOV was at the basis of a road safety vision that was to prevent crashes and - in case a crash should happen -  to limit the severity of the outcome: the Sustainable Safety vision.

Within SWOV about fifty experts work together in multi-disciplinary teams to fulfill our mission: prevent crashes, reduce injuries, save lives!

Read more about our research and about the possibilities of collaboration with SWOV.