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In the article 'How to define and measure pedestrian traffic deaths?' Paul Schepers, Nicola Christie, Bas de Geus and SWOV researcher Rob Methorst integrate and expand on two papers on pedestrian travel deaths recently published in the Journal of Transport & Healt:

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Information about the burden of (non-fatal) road traffic injury is very useful to further improve road safety policy. Previous studies calculated the burden of injury in individual countries. This paper estimates and compares the burden of non-fatal serious road traffic injuries in six EU countries/regions: Austria, Belgium, England, The Netherlands, the Rhône region in France...

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A special issue of Safety Science on Naturalistic Driving Research is now calling for papers. Guest editors are George Yannis (NTUA), Suzanne Lee (VTTI) and Nicole van Nes (SWOV). Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue will enable information dissemination on the latest methodologies and findings from naturalistic driving research worldwide.

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Police crash reports are often the main source for official data in many countries. However, with the exception of fatal crashes, crashes are often underreported in a biased manner. Consequently, the countermeasures adopted according to them may be inefficient. In the case of bicycle crashes, this bias is most acute and it probably varies across countries, with some of them being more prone to...

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SWOV's former managing director, Dr Matthijs Koornstra, passed away 31 October 2017.

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Red light running at a 50 km/h intersections has been found to increase the risk of fatal crashes ten to fifteen times. This is evident from the SWOV research 'Risk factors investigated further: 50 km /h intersections', in which so-called safety performance indicators (SPI's) have been studied. SPI's can help policy makers to pursue a proactive road safety policy. This is also called a 'risk-...

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The SafetyCube European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) was officially launched on 5 October 2017 in Brussels. SafetyCube started in 2015 with the primary objective to develop an innovative road safety decision support system.

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The annual Road Safety Course organised by DRSC, a cooperation of Delft University of Technology, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Delft Post Graduate Education and Road Safety for All, has kicked off! Over 20 road safety professionals from 18 low and middle income countries are being trained from September 11 to 22. 

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On 30 August 2017 SWOV hosted an international group of road safety consultants and experts for a workshop on Road Safety Management Capacity Review (RSMCR). The workshop took place as part of Work Package 5 (WP5) of the ...

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From 1 September SWOV will start with two new projects commissioned by CEDR, the platform for European cooperation between National Road Authorities. These projects are financed in the framework of the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme 2016.

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