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Safety culture as a regulatory tool in transport

Researchers at TØI have examined how the concept of safety culture is practiced in different transport sectors in Sweden. The Swedish Transport Agency has defined safety culture as part of the regulatory strategy. This involves focusing on safety culture in audits (through a 28-point checklist)...

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Road Safety on Five Continents. Registration open!

Road Safety on Five Continents
May 16-18, 2018 the RS5C conference will take place on Jeju Island, South Korea. The conference is organised by VTI in close cooperation with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA, TS) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) in South Korea. With focus on traffic safety...

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Bicycle crashes in Iceland analysed

Bicycling has become a popular way to commute in Iceland, as well as a way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Due to the broad group of cyclists, in terms of age composition and bicycle use, it can be tricky to identify the main problems this group of road users is facing. This article summarizes...

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Focus on unprotected wheel-borne road users

Sign with bicycle
The Länsförsäkringsbolagen (Swedish County Insurance Companies) research fund has been financing a three-year research programme under the auspices of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) since the spring of 2015. The aim is to improve the safety of unprotected...

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Yielding Rates Increase at Crosswalks with “SeeMe”

A crosswalk sign at dusk.
A recent study shows that the pedestrian crosswalk warning system "SeeMe" increases the yielding rate on average by 14 per cent. "SeeMe" is a warning system with automatic pedestrian detection that is mounted on crosswalk signs. Amber flashing lights are activated when pedestrians are...

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