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On 14 October 2021 FERSI will organise an online symposium: Implementing evidence-based road safety measures, removing barriers and enhancing public support. FERSI announced six speakers who will speak at the symposium.

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SWOV researchers Van Petegem and Wijlhuizen coauthored the article 'The safety of physically separated cycle tracks compared to marked cycle lanes and mixed traffic conditions in Amsterdam' in the magazine European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research.

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On July 5th, the kick-off of the Dutch project 'SIPCAT' took place. The project investigates the interaction of pedestrians and cyclists with automatic transport in a 3D Virtual Reality environment.

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In April 2020 Volvo Cars and Veoneer announced the intention to divide MEDIATOR's well-respected partner Zenuity, in order for each company to focus more effectively on their respective strategies.

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Dr Peter van der Knaap, managing-director of SWOV - Institute for Road Safety Research, announced his departure from SWOV on 1 September 2021: he will become director of the International Research & Policy Evaluation Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Dr Wendy Asbeek Brusse, the current director. IOB conducts independent research and policy evaluation and thus makes...

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Last year there were around 3900 fewer road deaths in the EU than in 2019 (-17%). Over the past 10 years, the number of road deaths in the EU has decreased by 37%. The EU's target was to halve the number of road deaths by 2020. Greece and Portugal managed to meet that target, with a decrease of 54% and 51% respectively. The Netherlands achieved the smallest decrease: 5%. The European Transport...

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Commissioned by the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, SWOV studied fatal road crashes that occurred in this province in 2018 and 2019

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SWOV researchers Stelling and Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Influencing factors of observed speed and rule compliance of speed-pedelec riders in high volume cycling areas: Implications for safety and legislation' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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Using automated video analysis of traffic flows and conflicts, SWOV has studied the effects of the redesign of two intersections in The Hague, Van Alkemadelaan-Wassenaarseweg and Jonckbloetplein. For this, video images taken during before and after the redesign were linked to video analysis software. Where video images previously had to be assessed visually, this is now done automatically.

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SWOV researcher Mons, Kamphuis, Vlakveld and Stelling coauthored the article 'Traffic conflicts involving speed-pedelecs (fast electric bicycles): A naturalistic riding study' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention

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