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SWOV researcher van Nes published the article 'A conceptual model for persuasive in-vehicle technology to influence tactical level driver behaviour' in the magazine Transportation Research.

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SWOV researchers Davidse and Doumen published the article 'The MMSE should not be the sole indicator of fitness to drive in mild Alzheimer’s dementia' in the magazine Acta Neurologica Belgica.

 

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The overall goal of the VIRTUAL project is to investigate the feasibility of virtual test procedures complementary to physical testing.

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After two terms as president of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI), Horst Schulze (BASt) will be succeeded by Rob Eenink (SWOV). Concurrently, FERSI’s General Secretary Raschid Urmeew (BASt) steps down and will be succeeded by Ingrid van Schagen (SWOV).

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On Thursday 11 October, a small-scale workshop about distraction from roadside advertising took place. The workshop was organised within the framework of the CEDR-funded project ADVERTS and hosted by Vias institute in Brussels.

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The International Cycling Safety Conference ICSC was held on 10 and 11 October 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

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SWOV researcher Hoekstra published the article 'Do road user roles serve as social identities? Differences between self-described cyclists and car drivers' in Transportation Research.

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Driving is related to social participation. Therefore, older drivers may be reluctant to stop driving.

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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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