Dr Letty Aarts is research manager of the ‘Data and Analysis for Policy’ department. She coordinates the research activities on road safety data such as the annual determination of the real number of serious road injuries in the Netherlands and the annual analysis on the national State of Road Safety. Furthermore, she is responsible for information security. Under her lead, SWOV obtained the certificate for ISO27001 in September 2019.
Letty Aarts is involved in road safety analyses on international, national and regional level, including the topic of Road Safety Performance Indicators (SPI’s) such as speed. Furthermore, she is a specialist in road safety visions like the safe system approach. The Sustainable Safety vision was updated twice under Aarts’ supervision. In 2018, Sustainable Safety's 3rd edition was launched.
In 2004, Letty obtained her PhD at the Amsterdam University on the thesis Overview maintenance in man-machine environments: applications in ship navigation.