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SWOV researcher Weijermars coauthored the article 'A systematic cost-benefit analysis of 29 road safety measures' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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SWOV researchers Christoph and Van Nes coauthored the article 'Self-regulation of drivers’ mobile phone use: The influence of driving context' in the magazine 'Transportation Research'. Mobile phone use while driving is a major concern for traffic safety. Various studies indicate negative effects of distracted driving and recent Naturalistic Driving studies report substantial increase in crash...

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On 10 September 2019 Horizon2020 projects OSCCAR and VIRTUAL organised a pre-conference workshop on Virtual Testing and open-source Human Body Models. The goal of the workshop was to gather the thoughts and ideas from experts and stakeholders within the virtual testing community.

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Since September 2019 SWOV has been certified according to the standards ISO27001 (general standard for information security) and NEN7510 (Dutch standard for information security in healthcare).

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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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