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The left-hander in Zaandam

Tuesday, 16 February 2021
The left-hander in Zaandam The last kilometre of the A7 at Knooppunt Zaandam was the section of motorway on which the most accidents occurred in 2020. It is one of the few places in the country where through traffic has to use an exit in order to continue its journey. Motorists from Purmerend on their way to Amsterdam that take the exit immediately find themselves on a sharp left-hand bend. At this point, there is a speed limit of 70 km/h. Anyone who fails to heed this speed limit runs the risk of ending up in the crash barrier. In 2020, this happened 43 times in total.
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No NS, but we do have Van Eijck

Monday, 8 February 2021
No NS, but we do have Van Eijck On 7 February, IM recovery operators had one of the busiest days in the history of incident management in the Netherlands. Snow had fallen, making the roads so slippery that Rijkswaterstaat strongly advised motorists not to take to the roads. However Dutch national train operator NS had suspended services, so hundreds of thousands of Dutch citizens were forced to ignore that advice. They hit the road, and that led to the greatest number of stranded vehicles on a winter's day ever recorded.
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Recovery companies on trunk road network in 2019 - 2022

Stichting Incident Management Nederland is responsible for the recovery of passenger vehicles on the Dutch main trunk road network. For that purpose, Stichting Incident Management Nederland collaborates closely with 58 qualified recovery companies. Below is a list of our contract partners for the contract period 1 April 2019 through to 31 March 2022.
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As quick as possible unhindered passage following an incident

The objective of Incident Management is to ensure that as quickly as possible following an incident, the trunk roads are once again clear for unhindered passage of traffic. The Stichting Incident Management Nederland (Incident Management Netherlands Foundation) was established to support road managers in their efforts in the field of incident management.
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