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On September 24, we received the news that on Saturday night, September 22, Prof. Erik Asmussen passed away. Mr. Asmussen was the first director of SWOV and formed the basis for scientific road safety research in the Netherlands. He has been the director at SWOV since its establishment in 1962 through 1985. In 1982 he was appointed as professor in Traffic Safety at Delft University of...

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Around two thirds of  the Dutch population occasionally use their phone while participating in traffic, while 76% considers their own use of the mobile phone in traffic to be dangerous.

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The Dutch Sustainable Safety vision, developed in the 1990s, has been updated. The objective: maximum road safety for everyone, with a casualty-free traffic system as the ultimate ambition. 

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SWOV researchers Vissers, Houwing and Wegman published the article 'Recording of alcohol in official crash statistics: underreporting and procedures to improve statistics' in Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

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The annual Road Safety Course organised by DRSC has kicked off! Over 25 road safety professionals from 20 low and middle income countries are being trained from September 16.

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Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing.

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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.

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SWOV researchers Palmeiro, van der Kint, Vissers and Hagenzieker published the article 'Interaction between pedestrians and automated vehicles: A Wizard of Oz experiment' in 'Transportation Research'.

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The Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) enables policy-makers and stakeholders to select and implement the most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches to reduce casualties of all road user types and all severities in Europe and worldwide.

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The Advisory Board of the Trust Fund includes two members from Research and Acadamia institutions, where SWOV has the honour of filling one of these seats. 

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