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After two terms as president of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI), Horst Schulze (BASt) will be succeeded by Rob Eenink (SWOV). Concurrently, FERSI’s General Secretary Raschid Urmeew (BASt) steps down and will be succeeded by Ingrid van Schagen (SWOV).

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On Thursday 11 October, a small-scale workshop about distraction from roadside advertising took place. The workshop was organised within the framework of the CEDR-funded project ADVERTS and hosted by Vias institute in Brussels.

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SWOV researcher Hoekstra published the article 'Do road user roles serve as social identities? Differences between self-described cyclists and car drivers' in Transportation Research.

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Driving is related to social participation. Therefore, older drivers may be reluctant to stop driving.

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On September 24, we received the news that on Saturday night, September 22, Prof. Erik Asmussen passed away. Mr. Asmussen was the first director of SWOV and formed the basis for scientific road safety research in the Netherlands. He has been the director at SWOV since its establishment in 1962 through 1985. In 1982 he was appointed as professor in Traffic Safety at Delft University of...

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Around two thirds of  the Dutch population occasionally use their phone while participating in traffic, while 76% considers their own use of the mobile phone in traffic to be dangerous.

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The Dutch Sustainable Safety vision, developed in the 1990s, has been updated. The objective: maximum road safety for everyone, with a casualty-free traffic system as the ultimate ambition. 

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SWOV researchers Vissers, Houwing and Wegman published the article 'Recording of alcohol in official crash statistics: underreporting and procedures to improve statistics' in Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

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The annual Road Safety Course organised by DRSC has kicked off! Over 25 road safety professionals from 20 low and middle income countries are being trained from September 16.

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Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing.

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