MORE AT FIRST, THEN LESS; A HISTORICAL REVIEW . FOR ALL SAFETY; CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY

EERST MEER, TOEN MINDER; EEN HISTORISCH OVERZICHT

The apparent strange development in traffic safety with a maximum decrease in the first half of the nineteen seventies and thereafter an increase in safety, can be easily understood as the result of two very regular trends of mobility and risk. In addition to the demographic developments and developments in the popularity of certain vehicles the different developments are mostly understood. The decrease of the risk probably has different causes. Vehicles and infrastructure have become safer, but the road user and traffic regulations have also contributed to the decrease in risk. The industrialized countries can produce increasingly safer traffic by a multiplicity of factors. However, it cannot be concluded that this is automatically so. The Dutch government has set the task for 25% less traffic victims in the year 2000. The number of traffic accidents has decreased much during the last decades, but it has to decrease still more by the year 2000. (TRRL)

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    SDU Uitgeverij

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    S-Gravenhage,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Harris, S
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00612099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 901205866 X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM