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This contribution would focus on the implementation of proven, highly effective, but politically sensitive measures for, combinations of, some of the world’s main road safety challenges. What barriers were overcome? How were they tackled?

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SWOV researcher Stelling and Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Speed characteristics of speed pedelecs, pedelecs and conventional bicycles in naturalistic urban and rural traffic conditions' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention

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SWOV researcher van Nes coauthored the article 'Empirical findings on infrastructure efficiency at a bicycle T-junction' in the magazine Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.

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SWOV researchers Varotto, Jansen, Bijleveld and van Nes coauthored the article 'Driver speed compliance following automatic incident detection: Insights from a naturalistic driving study' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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Countries need a wake-up call to achieve the UN's road safety goals. This applies to middle and low-income countries, but also to a country like the Netherlands. SWOV director Peter van der Knaap stated this in an interview with the UN Road Safety Fund.

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In 2019, the number of road deaths in the Netherlands amounted to 661, 17 fewer than in 2018. Yet, over the past ten years the trend has not declined. Taking into account the number of road deaths expected in 2020, it is certain that the national road safety target (a maximum of 500 road deaths in 2020) will not be achieved.

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SWOV researcher Doumen, van der Kint and Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Driving and gaze behavior while texting when the smartphone is placed in a mount: A simulator study' in the magazine Transportation Research.

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The Netherlands is at the forefront in Europe when it comes to monitoring phone use in traffic. 

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FERSI is organising a two-day conference for researchers and policy makers on 28 and 29 October 2021 in the Hague. FERSI invites you to submit a proposal for a contribution.

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SWOV researcher Goldenbeld coauthored the article 'Car drivers' road safety performance: A benchmark across 32 countries' in the journal IATSS Research.

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