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The European road safety decision support system on risks and measures

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.

The structure underlying the DSS consists of:

  1. a taxonomy identifying risk factors and measures and linking them to each other,
  2. a repository of studies,
  3. synopses summarizing the effects estimated in the literature for each risk factor and measure,
  4. an economic efficiency evaluation instrument (E3-calculator).

The DSS is implemented in a modern web-based tool with a highly ergonomic interface, allowing users to get a quick overview or go deeper into the results of single studies according to their own needs.

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