SWOV Fact Sheet
Source: Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Pedestrians are vulnerable in traffic. Especially 5-11 year old children and the elderly of 75 years old and older have a high casualty rate. Relatively many crashes involving the elderly occur in the vicinity of pedestrian crossings. Cars are the most frequent collision opponents in pedestrian crashes. The following measures can improve pedestrian safety: infrastructural measures (such as laying out 30 km/h zones and safe pedestrian crossings), vehicle measures (such as pedestrian-friendly car fronts and the use of speed limiters) and behaviour measures (such as improving campaigns and education).

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