Human behaviour in traffic

How many road deaths are there annually among the elderly? Why do young male drivers have such a high crash rate? On this page you can find information within the topic 'Human behaviour in traffic'.

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Our Road map: road safety data tells you more about the various data sources and provides access to the available data. You can also consult our fact sheets which give you short and clear answers to the most frequently asked questions within this topic.

Did you know...

...that the risk of being involved in a crash is highest immediately after having passed the driving test and that it declines rapidly during the following years as a result of experience gained? The younger one starts driving, the higher the risk in the early days of the driving career; this is the consequence of the young age.  

Source: Fact sheet 18- to 24-year-olds: young drivers



In this study, we assessed the use of portable navigation systems in everyday driving by applying in-vehicle naturalistic driving.


Experienced users of navigation systems, 7...

Published: 2016

Effects of ageing on traffic behaviour and mobility; A literature study

Europe and the Netherlands have an ageing population, because the average age is getting higher and the number of births is...

Published: 2015

The Directorate-General of Highways, Waterways, and Water Systems (Rijkswaterstaat in Dutch) of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu (IenM) in Dutch) has commissioned...

Published: 2015
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When a roundabout needs to be redesigned you may be inclined to consult only an infrastructural specialist, but ymaar samen met een ou will probably come to a better solution if you also involve an expert in traffic behaviour. It is always wise to consider a problem from different angles.

Prof. dr. Marjan Hagenzieker