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Published: (SWOV) | Davidse, R.; Vlakveld, W.; Craen, S. de
Published: (SWOV) | Schagen, I.N.L.G. van
Published: (SWOV) | Gebhard, S.E.; Wijlhuizen, G.J.; Dijkstra, A.
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) | Hettema, Z.J.A.; Dijkstra, A.; Schermers, G.
The construction of the road network and road design greatly affect road safety: firstly, because they make certain conflicts impossible or unlikely (e.g., by physical separation of driving directions, separate bicycle tracks, clear roadsides); secondly, because they direct the desired traffic behaviour (recognisability, predictability).
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 2021, the number of serious road injuries in the Netherlands was estimated at 6,800. This is similar to the number in 2020, but lower than was to be expected considering the upward trend up to and including 2019.
In 2021, there were 582 road deaths in the Netherlands. Although this number is again lower than in previous years, it is not the lowest number up till now, in spite of it being a ‘COVID-19 year' once more.