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In the Netherlands, cyclists have to share the bicycle path with light moped riders. These riders are allowed to ride 25 km/h and do not have to wear a helmet (Dutch regulation). Due to several trends such as traffic congestion and the introduction of the scooter model, light mopeds have become more popular, both among older and younger people. This has led to an increased...

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Neurodegenerative disorders impact fitness to drive of older drivers, but on-road driving studies investigating patients with different neurodegenerative disorders are scarce. A variety of driving errors have been reported in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but it is unclear which types of driving errors occur most frequently. Moreover, patients with other neurodegenerative disorders...

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SWOV researcher Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Social environment versus cycling competency predicting risk-taking in 11- to 13-year-old cyclists in the Netherlands'. From age 12 onwards, cycling injuries begin rising in The Netherlands. A known contributing factor is younger children’s underdeveloped competency to deal with complex and hazardous traffic situations, and their exposure to...

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This thematic ESRA report on driving fatigue describes the rate of self-declared fatigued driving, the personal acceptability of fatigued driving, and the perception of driving fatigue as an accident cause amongst road users in 32 countries.

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The European LEVITATE project develops tools to help policy makers prepare for the arrival of Connected & Automated Transport Systems (CATS).

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SWOV researcher Varotto coauthored the article 'Determinants of take-over time from automated driving: A meta-analysis of 129 studies'.

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The European project MEDIATOR has been kicked-off on 23 and 24 May in The Hague. 

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On 28 May experts from Europe and beyond came together in Gothenburg to discuss which societal impacts connected and automated vehicles will have. The workshop was organised within the Horizon 2020 funded research project LEVITATE.

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May 8-9, the final conference of the CEDR project ISAAC will take place in Brussels. The result of the project is an interactive website that allows local, regional and national policy makers to gain insight in measures that stimulate cycling and walking at the expense of car use. 

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SWOV researchers Boele, Van Strijp-Houtenbos, Goldenbeld and Commandeur coauthored the article 'A quasi-experimental, longitudinal evaluation of a school-based bicycle helmet campaign for children aged 4-8 years in the Netherlands' in the 'Journal of Transportation Safety & Security'.

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