Dr Ragnhild Davidse is research manager of the ‘Road User Behaviour’ department and coordinates the research activities on the behaviour and physical and mental condition of road users. She is a specialist in the field of older road users and the possibilities to improve their road safety (e.g. road design, in-vehicle systems, education, fitness to drive), and an expert on in-depth investigation of road crashes. Ragnhild established the SWOV team for in-depth investigation of road crashes in 2008 and managed several thematic in-depth studies, both for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and for national, regional and local authorities. Topics ranged from run-off-road crashes and light moped crashes to bicycle crashes, crashes involving mobility scooters, and crashes on motorways.   

She is a member of the Nordic group of road traffic crash investigation teams and was a member of the OECD working groups on 'New technologies to improve road safety' and 'Human factors of technology for older users', and of national working groups on 'Road design for older road users', and 'Right-of-way for cyclists'.  

Ragnhild was involved in several European projects including DaCoTA, SUSTAIN, and SaferWheels. In 2007, Ragnhild Davidse obtained her PhD at Groningen University on her thesis Assisting the older driver: Intersection design and in-car devices to improve the safety of the older driver



Road user behaviour
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