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SWOV estimated the amount of road injuries for 2007-2016 for Vervoerregio Amsterdam

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On 13 and 14 June SWOV and HUMANIST organized the 6th edition of the bi-annual HUMANIST conference. This year’s theme was ‘Towards Vehicle Automation – Human Factors issues’.

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A new report by the European Transport Safety Council shows that road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. 25,250 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2017, although road deaths declined by 2% last year, they have decreased by just 3% over four whole years since 2013.

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EU Member States that use a single source of data should cross-check these data with other sources. Research in countries that do use more than one source, reveals that single sources tend to be incomplete. This is one of the recommendations in the latest report of the European Transport Safety Council.

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On May 25 the most significant piece of European data protection legislation came into force when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive. We are busy making our organization GDPR compliant.

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The detailed programme is now available.

     

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    On 17 May the European Commission has set a new target for road deaths and serious road injuries to be cut in half by 2030. In order to achieve this target, a package of road safety measures will be issued for vehicle safety standards, infrastructure safety management and a strategy for automated driving. Each year, around 25,000 people lose their lives on EU roads.

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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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