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The OECD report Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift in Road Safety has won the 2017 Special Award of the Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Awards.

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From 7 - 9 June 2017, the 6th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands. The call for abstracts is now open.

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Every three years, the ‘International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS)’ hands out awards to those individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in the field of alcohol, drugs and road safety.  The Widmark Award is named after the Swedish Professor Erik M.P. Widmark, who developed a method to measure the blood alcohol level.

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New study published by EC on effective measures to reduce the number of serious road injuries in the EU. 

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On 27 October 2016 Ecorys and SWOV presented the results of their study commissioned by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) “Improving Road Safety in OIC Countries“ to the 8th Meeting of the COMCEC Transport and Communications Working Group October in Ankara (Turkey).

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The number of seriously injured cyclists in the Netherlands is increasing: more than half of all serious road injuries are cyclists. More than 80% of these seriously injured cyclists are the result of crashes in which no motorized vehicle is involved.

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In 2017, the 6th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research will be organized in The Hague, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the UDRIVE Experience.

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Cuts to police enforcement across Europe is damaging for road safety. This is the conclusion in two reports published by the European Road Safety Council (ETSC) on June 20th. Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council said that cuts to police enforcement are doubly damaging.

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On 21 September 2016 it is the first European Day Without A Road Death. The project – for which, according to European custom, the acronym ‘EDWARD’ is used – is an initiative by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. TISPOL, with 30 European member countries, asks every European organization and every European citizen to sign the pledge on the TISPOL website to make 21 September the...

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Within the EU H2020 project SafetyCube, in which SWOV is one of the partners, guidelines are being developed for the determination of the number of serious road injuries. On May 24th, SafetyCube organized a workshop at SWOV in The Hague to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between experts from different countries.

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