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Since the seventies, the safety of car occupants has greatly improved, expressed in both the number of road crash fatalities and in mortality risk. Since 2011, however, the number of road deaths among car occupants has not decreased.
A light electric vehicle (LEV) is a light, electrically powered vehicle to travel relatively short distances. Most electric vehicles cannot be used on public roads in the Netherlands, whereas in many other European countries this is permitted. Not much is known about the safety of LEVs since large-scale, systematic research is hardly available.
Published: (SWOV) | Kint, S.T. van der; Vlakveld, W.P.; Zwart, R.B.E. de; Mons, C.; Hoekstra, A.T.G.; Schagen, I.N.L.G. van
Published: (SWOV) | Goede, M. de; G.J. Wijlhuizen, G.J.
Published: (SWOV) | Aarts, L.T.; Broek, L.J. van den; Oude Mulders, J.; Decae, R.J.; Bos, N.M.; Goldenbeld, Ch.; Wijlhuizen, G.J.; Mons, C.; Hoekstra, A.T.G.; Bijleveld, F.D.
Published: (SWOV) | Craen, S. de; Bijleveld, F.D.; Bos, N.M.; Broek, L.J. van den, Dijkstra, A.; Eenink, R.G.; Weijermars, W.A.M.
Published: (SWOV) | Goldenbeld, Ch.; Stelling, A.; Kint, S.T. van der
Published: (SWOV) | Hettema, Z.J.A.; Dijkstra, A.; Schermers, G.
The social costs of road crashes in the Netherlands in 2020 are estimated at € 27 billion (between € 15 and € 36 billion). This is significantly higher than other traffic-related social costs such as traffic congestion (€ 3.5 to € 4.6 billion) and environmental damage (€ 7.3 billion).
In the Netherlands, an average of 24 youngsters aged 12 to 17 are killed in traffic, most of whom are cyclists. After suicide, road crashes are the second most important cause of death of youngsters aged 10 to 19.