Found 27 documents.

Driving under the influence of alcohol

25 Jun 2021
Tags: Risks, Human behaviour in traffic,alcolock
In 2015, an estimated 12% - 23% of the road deaths in the Netherlands were due to drink driving. This then amounted to 75 to 140 fatalities. During the most recent measurements in 2019, 2.3% of the... Read more

Risky road user behaviour, aggression and repeat offenders

15 Jan 2021
Tags: Risks, Human behaviour in traffic,
Risky road user behaviour is behaviour that adversely affects road safety, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicines, speeding, inappropriate speed, distracted or fatigued... Read more

Distraction in traffic

07 Jul 2020
Tags: Risks,afleiding
The mobile phone is symbolic of ‘distraction in traffic’. But apart from mobile phone calls, texting, or listening to music, many drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are occupied with all sorts of...... Read more

Drugs and medicines

17 Mar 2020
Tags: Risks, Human behaviour in traffic,medicijnen
Driving under the influence of drugs or impairing medicines reduces fitness to drive[i] and increases crash risk. Drugs have a numbing, stimulating or mind-altering effect on the brain, or a... Read... Read more

Fatigue

01 Sep 2019
Tags: Risks,
Driver fatigue is estimated to be a (contributing) factor in 15 to 20% of crashes, but estimates in individual studies vary widely. Drivers who are tired are less attentive and react less quickly and... 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 2022
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