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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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A special issue of Safety Science on Naturalistic Driving Research is now calling for papers. Guest editors are George Yannis (NTUA), Suzanne Lee (VTTI) and Nicole van Nes (SWOV). Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue will enable information dissemination on the latest methodologies and findings from naturalistic driving research worldwide.

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Police crash reports are often the main source for official data in many countries. However, with the exception of fatal crashes, crashes are often underreported in a biased manner. Consequently, the countermeasures adopted according to them may be inefficient. In the case of bicycle crashes, this bias is most acute and it probably varies across countries, with some of them being more prone to...

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SWOV's former managing director, Dr Matthijs Koornstra, passed away 31 October 2017.

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Red light running at a 50 km/h intersections has been found to increase the risk of fatal crashes ten to fifteen times. This is evident from the SWOV research 'Risk factors investigated further: 50 km /h intersections', in which so-called safety performance indicators (SPI's) have been studied. SPI's can help policy makers to pursue a proactive road safety policy. This is also called a 'risk-...

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