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The CEDR-funded ADVERTS project just published its recommendations for minimising distraction from roadside advertising. Since roadside advertising is explicitly meant to attract the attention of passers-by, it is by definition a source of distraction. However, some features are more distracting than other. 

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SWOV uses various data sources for its research. The SWOV website offers a considerable proportion of these data in graphs, tables and fact sheets. A recent update ensures easier access to the data and has increased the options to interact with data.

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Roughly 10% of motorcycle accidents in Austria are rear-end collisions. One explanatory factor for this could be short time headway, hence this research project. Naturalistic research provides a suitable basis for studying the distance to various kinds of lead vehicles. Our study utilizes the dataset created in the first large-scale naturalistic driving study in Europe (UDRIVE) and combines...

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SWOV researcher van Schagen coauthored the article 'Updated estimates of the relationship between speed and road safety at the aggregate and individual levels'. The relationship between the speed of traffic and road safety has been the subject of extensive research. It is widely accepted that speed limits and their enforcement are effective road safety measures. Nevertheless,...

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Within the UDRIVE project, a rich cross-European naturalistic driving database was created which includes everyday driving data on car and truck drivers and powered two-wheeler riders. The database provides extensive, reliable insights into driving behavior in real traffic as a foundation for improving the safety and sustainability of European road traffic.

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The European DG Research and Innovation (RTD) has accepted the MEDIATOR proposal presented by SWOV. MEDIATOR is a comprehensive four-year study that focuses on optimal coordination between a human driver and (partly) autonomous vehicle systems.

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SWOV researcher Weijermars coauthored the paper 'An analysis of official road crash cost estimates in European countries' in Safety Sciense. The paper gives an overview of official monetary valuations of the prevention of road crashes, road fatalities and injuries in 31 European countries.

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How will autonomous vehicles improve safety, congestion and the environment? What are the key policy decisions to maximise the benefits and minimise negative outcomes? What are the mobility technologies that will give the greatest economic return?

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SWOV wishes you a safe 2019!

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On November 22nd, the 'PedBikePlanner' webtool is officially launched at the Polis Conference in Manchester. Based on the characteristics of a city, the webtool provides tailormade recommendations about how walking and cycling can be stimulated in that particular city without compromising safety.

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