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Check out the webinar on SafetyCube's Road Safety DSS and a few new publications on serious road injuries.

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You see them everywhere - alongside motorways, near shopping malls, next to ring roads: roadside billboards. Generally, they are large, have bright colours, and changing messages; sometimes they have moving images. But they always aim to capture the attention of road users. 

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Since 2010, we can not really speak of a downward trend anymore. The target of a maximum of 500 road deaths in 2020 is most probably unattainable.

 

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A safe design of roadsides along motorways can help to prevent serious injury in – especially single vehicle – road crashes. Improving the safety of roadsides is also an important measure to reduce the number of people killed on national roads, according to recent SWOV research (Stipdonk et al., 2016).

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On June 13 & 14 2018 the 6th International Humanist Conference will be organised in The Hague, The Netherlands. The scope of the conference covers a wide range of topics on Human Factors in Transport. The 2018 conference has a special focus on the Human Factors issues related...

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The SafetyCube European Conference on Better Decision Making for Road Safety was held successfully with more than 150 participants on 22-23 March 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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Listening to music while cycling impairs cyclists’ auditory perception and may decrease their awareness of approaching vehicles. If the impaired auditory perception is not compensated by the cyclist himself or other road users involved, crashes may occur.

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A fitness-to-drive assessment including clinical interviews, neuropsychological tests, and driving simulator rides is a promising approach for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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In the article 'How to define and measure pedestrian traffic deaths?' Paul Schepers, Nicola Christie, Bas de Geus and Rob Methorst integrate and expand on two papers on pedestrian travel deaths recently published in the Journal of Transport & Health.

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Information about the burden of (non-fatal) road traffic injury is very useful to further improve road safety policy. Previous studies calculated the burden of injury in individual countries. This paper estimates and compares the burden of non-fatal serious road traffic injuries in six EU countries/regions: Austria, Belgium, England, The Netherlands, the Rhône region in France...

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