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Tag Archives: accident risk
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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VTI contributes to study on older drivers and accidents
On behalf of and in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Agency, VTI has carried out a study of older drivers and the link between illness and traffic accidents. The Transport Agency has now published the results. The issue of periodic medical screening for older drivers does not need to be...
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Accident risks of different weather conditions
According to a recent study, poor weather conditions increase the accident risk more on motorways compared to two-lane and multiple-lane roads. The study analysed the accident risk from a single drivers’ point of view and the relative accident risk was related to the time spent on the road...
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