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The Forum of European Road Safety Institutes (FERSI) has restyled and updated its website FERSI.org. The website not only provides information about FERSI, its members and activities, it also provides relevant links to road safety information, road safety organisations, major policy documents and European projects. 

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PROGReSS is a CEDR funded project aiming at delivering an application to help road administrators in identifying and solving problems in their design (process) of roads and roadsides leading or contributing to severe roadside crashes. After a survey among road administrators to identify problems they are facing, the previous period has been used to develop the application.

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The CEDR-funded ADVERTS project just published its recommendations for minimising distraction from roadside advertising. Since roadside advertising is explicitly meant to attract the attention of passers-by, it is by definition a source of distraction. However, some features are more distracting than other. 

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SWOV uses various data sources for its research. The SWOV website offers a considerable proportion of these data in graphs, tables and fact sheets. A recent update ensures easier access to the data and has increased the options to interact with data.

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As a SWOV researcher, you work on various national and international projects aimed at improving road safety. This position concerns diverse and innovative topics in the field of autonomous vehicles, such as interaction of the driver with the (partly) self-driving vehicle, interaction of the (partly) self-driving vehicle with other traffic and new intelligent transport systems (ITS).

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Roughly 10% of motorcycle accidents in Austria are rear-end collisions. One explanatory factor for this could be short time headway, hence this research project. Naturalistic research provides a suitable basis for studying the distance to various kinds of lead vehicles. Our study utilizes the dataset created in the first large-scale naturalistic driving study in Europe (UDRIVE) and combines...

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SWOV researcher van Schagen coauthored the article 'Updated estimates of the relationship between speed and road safety at the aggregate and individual levels'. The relationship between the speed of traffic and road safety has been the subject of extensive research. It is widely accepted that speed limits and their enforcement are effective road safety measures. Nevertheless,...

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Within the UDRIVE project, a rich cross-European naturalistic driving database was created which includes everyday driving data on car and truck drivers and powered two-wheeler riders. The database provides extensive, reliable insights into driving behavior in real traffic as a foundation for improving the safety and sustainability of European road traffic.

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The European DG Research and Innovation (RTD) has accepted the MEDIATOR proposal presented by SWOV. MEDIATOR is a comprehensive four-year study that focuses on optimal coordination between a human driver and (partly) autonomous vehicle systems.

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SWOV researcher Weijermars coauthored the paper 'An analysis of official road crash cost estimates in European countries' in Safety Sciense. The paper gives an overview of official monetary valuations of the prevention of road crashes, road fatalities and injuries in 31 European countries.

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