Found 26 documents.

Distraction in traffic

31 Jul 2018
Tags: Risks,
The mobile phone is symbolic of ‘distraction in traffic’. But apart from mobile calls, texting, or listening to music, many drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are occupied with all sorts of other...... Read more

Driving under the influence of alcohol

30 Jun 2018
Tags: Risks, Human behaviour in traffic,alcolock
In 2015, an estimated 12% - 23% of the road deaths in the Netherlands were due to drinking and driving, 75 to 140 fatalities. In 2017, 1.4% of the drivers were under the influence of alcohol during... Read more

Wrong-way driving

01 Apr 2018
Tags: Risks, Infrastructure, Human behaviour in traffic,
In this factsheet wrong-way driving is defined as ‘a car driving in the wrong direction on a road with separated driving directions and consequently driving into oncoming traffic '. This relates...... Read more

SaferAfrica

Projectnr: U16.02 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Oct 2016, End date: 01 Sep 2019
Tags: Risks, Infrastructure, International,
The overall objective of SaferAfrica is to create favourable conditions and opportunities for the effective implementation of actions for road safety and traffic management in African countries by... Read more

Knowledge development for proactive road safety assessment instruments

Projectnr: S17.08-a | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
Attachments:
Tags: Risks, Policy,instrument
For policymakers in the Netherlands it is not easy to determine which locations are still not safe for which road users. In order to find support and to be stimulate more proactive policy,... Read... Read more

Transfer of the speed pedelec from the category bicycles to the category mopeds

Projectnr: S17.21 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
Attachments:
Tags: Transport mode, Bicycle, Powered two-wheeler, Risks, Policy, Human behaviour in traffic,
Since January 1, 2017, the speed pedelec is no longer classified as a ‘light moped’ but it falls within the category of ‘mopeds’. As a result,  speed pedelec riders are obliged to wear a helmet and... Read more

Safe driving with early dementia

Projectnr: S19.03.E | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2021
Attachments:
Tags: Transport mode, Passenger car, Risks, Human behaviour in traffic,
Currently, about 250 000 people in the Netherlands suffer from dementia. In 2040, their number is expected to have doubled. Research shows that drivers with dementia have an increased risk of crashes... Read more

Safety during the transition to higher levels of automation

Projectnr: S17.04 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
Attachments:
Tags: Transport mode, Passenger car, Freight and delivery traffic, Risks, Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic,
The increasing automation of the driving task changes the driver’s role inside the vehicle. This creates opportunities for road safety improvement, but it also brings new risks. It is important to... Read more

Mental task load

Projectnr: S17.04-a | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
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Tags: Risks, Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic,
Research questions To what extent does the driver regulate his task load? How does the driver regulate his task load? What properties should in-vehicle systems have so that the task load is neither... Read more

Speed and speed management

21 Nov 2016
Tags: Risks,
Many drivers– Intentionally or unintentionally –  go too fast: faster than the speed limit, or too fast for specific conditions such as fog or rush hour volumes. At higher driving speeds the braking... Read more