Improving the safety of vulnerable road users through Intelligent Transport Systems

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    During the last years, major steps have been made to increase road safety and the number of fatalities in the EU has decreased overall. The use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) has facilitated this decrease. However, Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs), such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, moped riders, have not enjoyed the same decrease in fatalities experienced by other traffic participants [1]. Together, they account for 68% of the fatalities in urban areas [1]. Whilst the total number of road fatalities in the last decade has decreased in EU-14, this has coincided with a corresponding increase in fatalities for PTW riders which is much higher than their contribution to traffic. The accident risk for PTW riders is much greater than for car drivers - depending on the countries, it is between about 5 and 25 times greater [2].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages106-107
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights
    Number10
    ISSN2242-1173

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    Scholliers, J., Penttinen, M., & Leden, L. (2013). Improving the safety of vulnerable road users through Intelligent Transport Systems. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 106-107). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10
    Scholliers, Johan ; Penttinen, Merja ; Leden, Lars. / Improving the safety of vulnerable road users through Intelligent Transport Systems. Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. pp. 106-107 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).
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    Scholliers, J, Penttinen, M & Leden, L 2013, Improving the safety of vulnerable road users through Intelligent Transport Systems. in Research highlights in safety and security. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Research Highlights, no. 10, pp. 106-107.

    Improving the safety of vulnerable road users through Intelligent Transport Systems. / Scholliers, Johan; Penttinen, Merja; Leden, Lars.

    Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. p. 106-107 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).

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    Scholliers J, Penttinen M, Leden L. Improving the safety of vulnerable road users through Intelligent Transport Systems. In Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2013. p. 106-107. (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).