Annual Report 2016 - Introduction

The casualty data of 2015 already indicated negative road safety developments in the Netherlands. And the 2016 data are not expected to be more positive.

This is reason for concern. The Dutch road safety target of no more than 500 road deaths and 10.500 serious road injuries in 2020 is no longer feasible and meeting the target in 2030 requires additional efforts zijn extra inspanningen nodig.

Prevent crashes, reduce injuries, save lives! is SWOV’s mission. This web-based annual report introduces SWOV and presents a selection from SWOV's 2016 research results and some other activities SWOV has been engaged in. In brief: the SWOV-efforts to fulfil its mission..

SWOV’s managing director Peter van der Knaap introduces the annual report (in Dutch).