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Investigation of accidents involving powered two wheelers and bicycles – A European in-depth study

SWOV researcher Davidse coauthored the article 'Investigation of accidents involving powered two wheelers and bicycles – A European in-depth study' in the magazine Journal of Safety Research.

The number of road fatalities have been falling throughout the European Union (EU) over the past 20 years and most Member States have achieved an overall reduction. Research has mainly focused on protecting car occupants, with car occupant fatalities reducing significantly. However, recently there has been a plateauing in fatalities amongst ‘Vulnerable Road Users’ (VRUs), and in 2016 accidents involving VRUs accounted for nearly half of all EU road deaths.

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