BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION FOR THE SAFETY CAMPAIGN "DOMINANT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OUTSIDE BUILT-UP AREAS 1979". THEME: "KEEP AT A DISTANCE"

ACHTERGROND-DOCUMENTATIE TEN BEHOEVE VAN DE ACTIE "DOMINANTE VERKEERSONGEVALLEN BUITEN DE BEBOUWDE KOM 1979". THEMA: "AFSTAND HOUDEN"

The Dutch Organization for Traffic Safety has conducted a traffic safety campaign with the motto "Keep at a distance" which was aimed at holiday and recreational traffic. Subjects such as overtaking, the drinking of alcohol and the use of safety belts are considered, but the main emphasis is laid on the insufficient keeping of distance between the vehicles. It is shown from accident data that more accidents occur on the left traffic lane than on the right traffic lane, due to not keeping sufficient distance. The driver knows that he needs time to react. He has no idea, however, how long is the distance travelled in that reaction time. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    VEILIG VERKEER NEDERLAND

    PO BOX 423
    HUIZEN,   Netherlands  1270 AK
  • Authors:
    • Leijns, R C
    • Meiland, E
    • Kleinnd, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM