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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.

As the name implies, a light electric vehicle (LEV) is a light, electrically powered vehicle to travel relatively short distances. Which vehicles are classified as LEVs varies among publications and countries. In the Netherlands, those LEVs that the minister of Infrastructure and Water Management has designated as special mopeds can be used on public roads.

Published: (SWOV) | Hettema, Z.J.A.; Dijkstra, A.; Schermers, G.
Published: (SWOV) | Stelling-Kończak, A.; Davidse, R.; Duijvenvoorde, K. van; Louwerse, R.; Boele-Vos, M.; Doumen, M.; Algera. A.J.
Published: (SWOV) | Dijkstra, A.; Schermers, G.; Petegem, J.H. van
Published: (SWOV) | Aarts, L.; Schepers, P.; Goldenbeld, Ch.; Decae, R.; Bos, N.; Bijleveld, F.; Doumen, M.; Dijkstra, A.; Mons, C.; Commandeur, J.; Hermens, F.
It will probably take at least several decades for completely self-driving vehicles to become commercially available, if they ever will. Yet, vehicles in which part of the driving task is automated, for example automated braking, accelerating and steering, are already available.

Sustainable Road Safety implies that the traffic environment is designed to rule out serious crashes and to mitigate the severity of the crashes that do happen. The human dimension is the primary focus: man who is vulnerable, makes mistakes and does not abide by the rules.

Adolescence is the period between childhood and adulthood. Compared with older adolescents (18-24 years old), young adolescents (10-17 years old) exhibit more risky behaviour.  Because of their physical and mental development, young adolescents are attracted  to risky challenges, they are more susceptible to peer pressure, and they have less self-control and overview than older adolescents.

Public service advertising (PSA) on road safety does not seem very effective on its own. PSA campaigns mainly influence behaviour when they are combined with police enforcement and rewarding or other actions. This does not mean that PSA campaigns should not be undertaken.