Category Archives: Safety

VTI develops models for crash tests of both women and men

The aim is to be able to evaluate the protection provided by car seats in the event of a collision – and that it applies to everyone, regardless of gender. This is not the case today. Researchers at VTI and Chalmers have therefore developed two seat evaluation tools that correspond to a female...

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Emphasis on road safety at RS5C

RS5C stands for Road Safety on Five Continents and is VTI’s international conference focusing on road safety. This conference is aimed at researchers, authorities and other stakeholders, and its objective is to share and create cooperation on research results in the field of transport and road...

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Finnish results from the European Baseline project for the alcohol, speed, and post-crash care KPIs

The European Baseline project aimed to develop and harmonise the methodology for collecting a set of key performance indicators concerning traffic safety in Europe. Finland was one of the 19 EU member states involved in the project. As part of the project, Finland collected and reported the...

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VTI involved in developing ITF’s global road safety guide

A Vision Zero-inspired safe road system for the entire world, also referred to as a Safe System. That's the aim of a guide from the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the World Bank. VTI participated in production of the report, published this summer. "It has been a long process involving...

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Vulnerable road users involved in accidents and their injuries

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has conducted a comparative study on vulnerable road users, their involvement in accidents and injury outcomes. The risk of serious injury was greatest for pedestrians, especially older women. Other vulnerable groups were young male...

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Accidents potentially affected by conditionally automated vehicles in Finland

A recent study identified the potentially affected accidents by conditionally automated vehicles (SAE3) in Finland. The study was based on identifying the road network where the systems can be used and calculating the network’s current safety situation in terms of expected number of injury...

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The rapid increase of E-scooters translates into more accidents

E-scooters have shown to be a new popular mode of transport. VSO Consulting for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration's research fund has investigated different aspects of e-scooters such as use and accident risk. In recent years, e-scooters have been making their way as a new active...

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Pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents and their prevention

According to a recent study by VTT, pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents occur frequently during winter causing substantial suffering and societal costs in Finland. Icy walking conditions, insufficient winter maintenance and inappropriate shoes often contribute to falls. Moreover, the consequences...

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Wider roads can result in fewer accidents

In roads with only two lanes and oncoming traffic, making the roads wider can reduce traffic accidents when traffic volumes are high. Photo: Shutterstock A new TØI report Safety effects of cross section elements describes how traffic accidents are affected by different road standards....

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TRA VISIONS 2020

TRA VISIONS is a contest for young  and senior researchers in the field of transport in Europe. It is organised every other year on behalf of the European Commission in connection with the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference. VTI was a partner of the consortium that organised TRA VISIONS...

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