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SWOV researcher Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Peer distraction: an experiment to assess impact on adolescent and adult cyclists’ hazard perception' in the magazine 'Journal of Transportation Safety & Security'.

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SWOV researcher Schermers coauthored the paper 'Topic analysis of Road safety inspections using latent Dirichlet allocation: A case study of roadside safety in Irish main roads' in the journal 'Accident Analysis and Prevention'. 

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Travelling by bus is a safer mode of transport when compared to cars. A study conducted by SWOV on behalf of the Royal Dutch Association of Transport Companies (KNV) has shown that travelling by bus is twice as safe as travelling by  car. Trains and airplanes are the safest modes of transport.

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In the Netherlands, cyclists have to share the bicycle path with light moped riders. These riders are allowed to ride 25 km/h and do not have to wear a helmet (Dutch regulation). Due to several trends such as traffic congestion and the introduction of the scooter model, light mopeds have become more popular, both among older and younger people. This has led to an increased...

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Neurodegenerative disorders impact fitness to drive of older drivers, but on-road driving studies investigating patients with different neurodegenerative disorders are scarce. A variety of driving errors have been reported in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but it is unclear which types of driving errors occur most frequently. Moreover, patients with other neurodegenerative disorders...

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SWOV researcher Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Social environment versus cycling competency predicting risk-taking in 11- to 13-year-old cyclists in the Netherlands'. From age 12 onwards, cycling injuries begin rising in The Netherlands. A known contributing factor is younger children’s underdeveloped competency to deal with complex and hazardous traffic situations, and their exposure to...

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This thematic ESRA report on driving fatigue describes the rate of self-declared fatigued driving, the personal acceptability of fatigued driving, and the perception of driving fatigue as an accident cause amongst road users in 32 countries.

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The European LEVITATE project develops tools to help policy makers prepare for the arrival of Connected & Automated Transport Systems (CATS).

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SWOV researcher Varotto coauthored the article 'Determinants of take-over time from automated driving: A meta-analysis of 129 studies'.

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The European project MEDIATOR has been kicked-off on 23 and 24 May in The Hague. 

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