Project

In-depth study into crashes with mobility scooters and microcars

As the proportion of elderly road users increases, the use of mobility scooters and microcars is also growing. The number of crashes involving these vehicles is therefore also expected to increase. The results of the Monitor Policy Stimulus also indicate this expected growth. Although the absolute number of crashes with these vehicles is still relatively small, questions about the safety of these vehicles are asked frequently. In part this is due to the vehicle structure (stability and impact protection). In addition, doubts are expressed about the suitability of the microcar as an alternative for people who have been rejected for the driver's license B on account of disorders or diseases; should there not be fitness to drive requirements for a vehicle that (at least) requires the same skills in urban areas as a passenger car? Answers to these questions require understanding of the factors that play a role in the development and outcome of crashes involving mobility scooters and microcars.

SWOV is carrying out an in-indepth study into crashes with mobility scooters and microcars to gain insight into the factors that play a role in the development and outcome of such crashes. This insight can be used to develop measures to reduce future crashes with mobility scooters and microcars.

This study is carried out by the SWOV-team for in-depth research.

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Project nr.

S17.03

Status

Active
Start date: 01 Jan 2017
End date: 31 Dec 2017