STATE OF AFFAIRS REGARDING THE DUTCH CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE ROAD SAFETY

The Netherlands is one of the safest countries when it comes to road traffic. Nevertheless, in 1990, the Dutch government has set the following road safety targets: 50 percent fewer fatalities and 40 percent fewer hospital admissions resulting from road accidents by the year 2010 compared to 1986. Therefore, a new concept called a 'sustainably safe road traffic system' was developed. Compared to the traditional situation, this system is characterized by: an infrastructure that, through proper design, is better adapted to the limitations of human capacities; vehicles fitted with more devices to simplify the tasks of man, and better constructed to protect the vulnerable human being; and road users who are more adequately educated, informed and, where necessary controlled.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 131-146
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 1996 12:00AM