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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 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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In its Manifesto #4RoadSafety the Global Network for Road Safety Legislators makes an appeal for greater effort to halve the number of road deaths worldwide.

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The scientific article Road injuries, health burden, but not fatalities make 12- to 17-year olds a high risk group in the Netherlands has been published in the European Journal of Public Health.

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On 2 May 2017, Statistics Netherlands announced: in 2016 the number of road deaths in the Netherlands reached a total of 629.

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The Index of Road Safety Measures provides an overview of the road safety measures in the Netherlands from the end of the 19th century till the present. It lists the national legislation and the EU directives and regulations, public information campaigns, subsidy arrangements, and covenants (agreements between industry and government or within industry itself).

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A collaboration of 32 organisations in the Netherlands called on Dutch Parliament and the future Government to make road safety a national priority. In recent months the members of the collaboration have worked on a road safety manifesto which today was presented to the political community. In the Manifesto the organisations detail their ambitions and propose to opt for safer traffic and fewer...

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A third of road deaths in the EU happen in single vehicle crashes: crashes in which the driver/rider of the vehicle and/or passengers are killed, but no other road users are involved. In the past 10 years around 100,000 road deaths occurred in the EU and more than 60% of were on rural roads.

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On Thursday 6 April SWOV organised a workshop for road traffic professionals on Naturalistic Driving. The discussion during the interactive workshop focused on what this research method is all about and its added value or even what it's added value could be.

 

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One aspect of the EU project SafetyCube is dedicated to serious road injuries, their health impacts and their costs. A recently published report shows that current practices for the estimation of the number of MAIS3+ casualties differ between countries and that the estimated number of MAIS3+ casualties is highly influenced by the method applied. 

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