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Around two thirds of  the Dutch population occasionally use their phone while participating in traffic, while 76% considers their own use of the mobile phone in traffic to be dangerous.

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The Dutch Sustainable Safety vision, developed in the 1990s, has been updated. The objective: maximum road safety for everyone, with a casualty-free traffic system as the ultimate ambition.

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The annual Road Safety Course organised by DRSC has kicked off! Over 25 road safety professionals from 20 low and middle income countries are being trained from September 16.

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SWOV researchers Vissers, Houwing and Wegman published the article 'Recording of alcohol in official crash statistics: underreporting and procedures to improve statistics' in Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

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Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing.

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The paper 'The European road safety decision support system on risks and measures' by SWOV-researchers Van Schagen and Weijermars describes the scientific basis of the DSS. The European Road Safety Decision Support System (roadsafety-dss.eu) is an innovative system providing the available evidence on a broad range of road risks and possible countermeasures.

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SWOV researchers Palmeiro, van der Kint, Vissers and Hagenzieker published the article 'Interaction between pedestrians and automated vehicles: A Wizard of Oz experiment' in 'Transportation Research'.

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The Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) enables policy-makers and stakeholders to select and implement the most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches to reduce casualties of all road user types and all severities in Europe and worldwide.

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The Advisory Board of the Trust Fund includes two members from Research and Acadamia institutions, where SWOV has the honour of filling one of these seats. 

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SWOV researchers Vlakveld, Van Nes, De Bruin and Vissers published the simulator study 'Situation awareness increases when drivers have more time to take over the wheel in a Level 3 automated car' in 'Transportation Research'.

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