Publications and sources


Below you will find the list of references that are used in this fact sheet; all sources can be consulted or retrieved. Via Publications you can find more literature on the subject of road safety.

[1]. Goede, M. de, Hermens, F., Goldenbeld, C., Bos, N., et al. (2020). De Nederlandse verkeersveiligheid in internationaal perspectief - Lessen voor beleid. R-2020-30. SWOV, Den Haag.

[2]. ETSC (2020). How safe is walking and cycling in Europe? PIN Flash Report 38. European Transport Safety Council, Brussels.

[3]. EC (2013). On the implementation of objective 6 of the European Commission’s policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020 – First milestone towards an injury strategy. SWD(2013) 94 final. European Commission, Brussels.

[4]. Pérez, K., Weijermars, W., Amoros, E., Bauer, R., et al. (2016). Practical guidelines for the registration and monitoring of serious traffic injuries. D7.1 of the H2020 project SafetyCube. 

[5]. EC (2018). Serious injuries. Traffic Safety Synthesis Report 2018. European Commission / European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO), Brussels.

[6]. SafetyCube (2016). Practical guidelines for determining the number of serious road injuries (MAIS3+). Leaflet summarizing the main recommendations from Deliverable 7.1. European Commission, Brussels.

[7]. Barjonet, P.E., Benjamin, T., Huguenin, R.D. & Witting, R.D. (1994). SARTRE: Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe. Towards a new policy-relevant understanding of Europe's drivers. R-94-57. SWOV, Leidschendam.

[8]. Cauzard, J.-P. & Wittink, R.D. (eds.) (1998). The attitude and behaviour of European car drivers to road safety; SARTRE 2 reports. Part 1 Report on principal results. SARTRE Group, Brussels.

[9]. Cauzard, J.-P. (ed.) (2004). European drivers and road risk: Project on Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe SARTRE 3. Part 1: report on principal analyses. Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité INRETS, Arcueil.

[10]. Cestac, J. & Delhomme, P. (eds.) (2012). European road users’ risk perception and mobility. The SARTRE 4 survey. IFSTTAR, Parijs.

[11]. Wijnen, W., Weijermars, W., Berghe, W. van den, Schoeters, A., et al. (2017). Crash cost estimates for European countries. Deliverable 3.2 of the H2020 project SafetyCube.

[12]. Wijnen, W., Weijermars, W., Schoeters, A., Berghe, W. van den, et al. (2019). An analysis of official road crash cost estimates in European countries. In: Safety Science, vol. 113, p. 318-327.

[13]. Yannis, G., Papadimitriou, E. & Folla, K. (2017). A critical review of international road safety databases. Contribution to the 6th IRTAD Conference, 10-12 October 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco.

[14]. EU, UN, ITF & OECD (2019). Glossary for transport statistics. 5th edition. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

[15]. Saurabh, V. (2017). CARE database CaDaS. Version 3.6. Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport. European Commission, Brussels.

[16]. Goede, M. de, Hermens, F., Goldenbeld, C., Bos, N., et al. (2020). Internationale benchmark van de verkeersveiligheid in Nederland – Achtergronden. R-2020-30A. SWOV, Den Haag.

[17]. Bos, N.M., Decae, R.J., Bijleveld, F.D., Hermens, F., et al. (2019). Ernstig verkeersgewonden 2018. Schatting van het aantal ernstig verkeersgewonden in 2018. R-2019-23. SWOV, Den Haag.

[18]. Papadimitriou, E., Yannis, G., Bijleveld, F.D. & Cardoso, J.L. (2013). Exposure data and risk indicators for safety performance assessment in Europe. In: Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 60, p. 371-383.

[19]. Adminaite, D., Jost, G., Stipdonk, H.L. & Ward, H. (2018). An overview of road death data collection in the EU. PIN Flash report 35. European Transport Safety Council ETSC, Brussels.

[20]. Elvik, R. & Mysen, A.B. (1999). Incomplete accident reporting: Meta-analysis of studies made in 13 countries. In: Transportation Research Record, vol. 1665, p. 133-140.

[21]. Wegman, F., Commandeur, J., Doveh, E., Eksler, V., et al. (2008). SUNflowerNext: Towards a composite road safety performance index. SWOV, Leidschendam.

[22]. Bliss, T. & Breene, J. (2009). Country guidelines for the conduct of road safety management capacity reviews and the specification of lead agency reforms, investment strategies and safe system projects. World Bank, Washington.

[23]. Aarts, L.T. & Bax, C. (2014). Benchmarking van verkeersveiligheid. Een inventarisatie en aanbevelingen voor de opzet van verkeersveiligheidsbenchmarks in Nederland [Benchmarking road safety. Stocktaking and recommendations for the development of road safety benchmarks in the Netherlands]. R-2014-5 [Summary in English]. SWOV, Den Haag.

[24]. Chen, F., Wu, J., Chen, X., Wang, J., et al. (2016). Benchmarking road safety performance: Identifying a meaningful reference (best-in-class). In: Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 86, p. 76-89.

[25]. Berghe, W. van den, Schachner, M., Sgarra, V. & Christie, N. (2020). The association between national culture, road safety performance and support for policy measures. In: IATSS Research, vol. 44, nr. 3, p. 197-211.

[26]. Shen, Y., Hermans, E., Bao, Q., Brijs, T., et al. (2020). Towards better road safety management: Lessons learned from inter-national benchmarking. In: Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 138, p. 105484.

[27]. Wegman, F., Eksler, V., Hayes, S., Lynam, D., et al. (2005). SUNflower+6. A comparative study of the development of road safety in the SUNflower+6 countries: Final report. SWOV, Leidschendam.

[28]. EC (2018). Europe on the move. Sustainable mobility for Europe: safe, connected and clean. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. COM(2018) 293 final. European Commission, Brussels.

[29]. EC (2019). EU road safety policy framework 2021-2030 - Next steps towards "Vision Zero". Commission staff working document: SWD(2019) 283 final. European Commission, Brussels.

[30]. EC (2001). White paper. European transport policy for 2010: time to decide. COM(2001) 370 final. European Commission, Brussels.

[31]. EC (2010). Towards a European road safety area - Policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020. COM(2010) 389/3. European Commission, Brussels.

[32]. EC (2012). Road safety: Progress in cutting EU road deaths falls to 2% in 2011. Press release 29 March 2012. European Commission, Brussels.

[33]. EC (2020). 2019 road safety statistics: what is behind the figures? European Commission, Brussels. Accessed on 02-10-2020 at

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