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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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SWOV researchers Wijlhuizen and Dijkstra coauthored the article 'Assessing the willingness to use Personal e-Transporters (PeTs): results from a cross-national survey in nine European cities' in the magazine Sustainability.

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Among the fatalities in crashes involving a mobility scooter in the Netherlands, men are strongly overrepresented: between 2017 and 2019, male scooter users made up 77% of the total in this group.

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The current EU approach to assessing whether drivers are medically fit to hold a licence needs substantial revision, according to a new report by ETSC.

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We would like to ask you a few questions about what you think of the SWOV fact sheets and whether you’re able to find what you are looking for via the search options on swov.nl.

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