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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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Fatigue a Problem in the Transport Sector

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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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