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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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Fatigue a Problem in the Transport Sector

Image of a man driving a tram.
29 per cent of a sample of Norwegian transport operators report at least one episode of sleeping or nodding off while operating in the course of a three-month period. Based on retrospective ratings of the most recent operating period, alertness is found to decrease rapidly towards the final hour of...

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Less-sharp Guardrails Can Save Motorcyclists

Guardrail crash test with motorcycle
Crash tests involving motorcycles and guardrails have been conducted in Sweden for the first time. The results are striking – motorcyclists can look forward to safer guardrails, as demonstrated by four crash tests that the Folksam insurance company has funded at the VTI crash safety...

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