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SWOV's former managing director, Dr Matthijs Koornstra, passed away 31 October 2017.

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Red light running at a 50 km/h intersections has been found to increase the risk of fatal crashes ten to fifteen times. This is evident from the SWOV research 'Risk factors investigated further: 50 km /h intersections', in which so-called safety performance indicators (SPI's) have been studied. SPI's can help policy makers to pursue a proactive road safety policy. This is also called a 'risk-...

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The SafetyCube European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) was officially launched on 5 October 2017 in Brussels. SafetyCube started in 2015 with the primary objective to develop an innovative road safety decision support system.

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The annual Road Safety Course organised by DRSC, a cooperation of Delft University of Technology, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Delft Post Graduate Education and Road Safety for All, has kicked off! Over 20 road safety professionals from 18 low and middle income countries are being trained from September 11 to 22. 

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On 30 August 2017 SWOV hosted an international group of road safety consultants and experts for a workshop on Road Safety Management Capacity Review (RSMCR). The workshop took place as part of Work Package 5 (WP5) of the ...

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From 1 September SWOV will start with two new projects commissioned by CEDR, the platform for European cooperation between National Road Authorities. These projects are financed in the framework of the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme 2016.

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Special issue of Accident Analysis & Prevention recently published: ‘Improving cyclist safety through scientific research’. Edited by Divera Twisk (SWOV), ...

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According to a report from the ETSC up to 40% of all road deaths are work-related.

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In 2016, there were 51 fatalities among pedestrians in traffic in the Netherlands, Statistics Netherlands announced earlier in May. If we also take into account the road injuries that fall outside definition of ' road crash casualty', the problem must be much greater. If no good insight in the actual extent of the problem, the problem itself will also remain unnoticed by the professionals whom...

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In May 2017, Accident Analysis and Prevention (AAP) published the article Mobile phone conversations, listening to music and quiet (electric) cars: Are traffic sounds important for safe cycling?.

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