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SWOV researchers Stelling and Vlakveld coauthored the article 'Influencing factors of observed speed and rule compliance of speed-pedelec riders in high volume cycling areas: Implications for safety and legislation' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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Using automated video analysis of traffic flows and conflicts, SWOV has studied the effects of the redesign of two intersections in The Hague, Van Alkemadelaan-Wassenaarseweg and Jonckbloetplein. For this, video images taken during before and after the redesign were linked to video analysis software. Where video images previously had to be assessed visually, this is now done automatically.

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SWOV researcher Mons, Kamphuis, Vlakveld and Stelling coauthored the article 'Traffic conflicts involving speed-pedelecs (fast electric bicycles): A naturalistic riding study' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention

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SWOV researchers Bos and Davidse coauthored the article 'Are there any significant differences in terms of age and sex in pedestrian and cyclist accidents?' in the magazine 'Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology'.

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SWOV researcher Van Nes coauthored the chapter 'Driver State and Mental Workload' of the book ‘International Encyclopedia of Transportation’.

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The United Nations is calling on policymakers to act for low speed streets worldwide, limiting speeds to 30 km/h (20 mph) where people walk, live and play at the start on May 17 of the Global Road Safety Week.

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SWOV aims to improve road safety with knowledge from research. For years, 2020 has been the year in which the objectives of the previous road safety plan should be achieved.

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A roundabout is the safest kind of intersection, because there are fewer conflict zones, because speed is lower, and impact angles are smaller than at a conventional intersection. In second place come prioritised intersections. Signalised intersections come in third.

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The fact sheet Dutch road safety in an international perspective has been updated. In terms of the number of road deaths, the Netherlands is among the top ten.

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Former SWOV researcher Kirsten Duivenvoorden defended her thesis 'Speed up to safe interactions - The effects of intersection design and road users’ behaviour on the interaction between cyclists and car drivers' on 21 April 2021.

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