ROAD SAFETY IN THE NETHERLANDS IN 1988

VERKEERSONVEILIGHEID IN 1988: EEN KWANTITATIEVE BESCHRIJVING VAN DE VERKEERSONVEILEIGHEID IN 1988

The report contains a description and analysis of road traffic and accident data in 1988 compared with the expected values based on the trends for the period 1983-1987, and in comparison with the actual data for this period. It also analyses longer term, past developments in the population, roads, vehicles, and traffic volume; many sub-divisions of victims; and the injury patterns of road accident in-patients. It was concluded that the relative safety, measured as the number of road deaths and in-patients per kilometer travelled, had improved in 1988. This applied to each category of road user except motorcyclists and pedestrians. Motorcyclists now have the highest death rate, close followed by mopedists. This reduction in the overall death and in-patient rates was seen as a continuation of a trend which has been apparent since 1950. The Netherlands has a favorable level of and a favorable decrease in traffic mortality when compared with the other countries of Western Europe.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S., Canada and Mexico sales only. All others refer to Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O. Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • BLOKPOEL, A
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-34
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM