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Loss of field of vision need not mean reduced driving ability

Driving in simulator
The Swedish Transport Agency has tasked the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) with developing a simulator-based test method for assessing driving ability in individuals with loss of field of vision. In a newly published report, the researchers describe the approved method, which...

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Serious Traffic Accidents Involving Cyclists – Analysis of Road Accidents in Iceland, 2011-2013

Bicycle path with a car at intersection.
Over the past few years cycling has become an increasingly popular way to commute in Iceland. This article summarizes a deep analysis of road accidents involving serious injuries among cyclists during the period 2011-2013. This analysis is based on official registration of bicycle accidents...

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Kerbs Can Affect Guardrail Function

Guardrail with kerb
A guardrail is intended to catch a vehicle that is headed in the wrong direction, i.e., off the road, and guide it back onto the road with as little damage to the vehicle as possible, all to reduce the risk of personal injury inside the vehicle. But what happens if a kerb is installed in front of...

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Section Cameras Reduce Accidents

Image of street sign for section cameras
An evaluation of automatic section speed cameras at 14 road sections in Norway found a reduction of the number of injury crashes by between 12 and 22 per cent and a reduction of the number of killed or severely injured road users by between 49 and 54 per cent. Each section control site...

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Greater Risk for Motorcyclists in Intersections and on Small Roads

motorcyclist in traffic
Deaths and severe injuries of motorcyclists occur more often in urban areas, in intersections and on smaller roads than is the case for car drivers. A VTI study reveals where and how severely motorcyclists are being injured. Calculations for 2011 and 2012 show that, in the April–October...

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