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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) | Doumen, M.J.A.; Bos, N.M.; Decae, R.J.
Published: (SWOV) | Davidse, R.; Vlakveld, W.; Craen, S. de
Published: (SWOV) | Schagen, I.N.L.G. van
Published: (SWOV) | Davidse, R.J.; Duijvenvoorde, K. van; Louwerse, W.J.R.
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) | Goldenbeld, Ch.; Stelling, A.; Kint, S.T. van der
Public communication on road safety includes all activities and products for a voluntary, lasting change in knowledge, attitude or behaviour. There is little evidence that stand-alone mass media communication is effective in changing behaviour or improving road safety. Research does show that campaigns can contribute to increasing support and knowledge of laws and regulations.
In the Netherlands, over a third of road deaths and well over two thirds of serious road injuries are cyclists. Cyclist fatality risk (the number of road deaths per distance travelled) is more than eight times higher than fatality risk for drivers, but over three times as low as that for motorised two-wheelers.