RSA’s Annual Academic Lecture was held on January 27, which centered on the topic of serious injuries. The lecture brought together national and international road safety experts to share their research on a road safety issue.
SWOV researcher Letty Aarts spoke at the event:
“The next decade will be a critical time for road safety across Europe, in particular when we think of the many victims of road traffic collisions who suffer lasting consequences of serious injuries. Serious injuries are complex and do not just go away overnight. EU research has shown that three quarters of serious injury victims have not fully recovered from their injuries after three years. Up to one third of serious injury victims suffer from lifelong disabilities because of their injuries.”
Rewatch the presentation of Aarts: 'Serious injuries in road traffic - an international perspective'.