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Big Brother in Eindhoven

Tuesday 5 March 2019
The SIMON team visiting IM recovery operator Sprankenis in Leende (from left to right: Andrey Kateshov, Gerjo Sprankenis, Mike Evers, Erik van Breusegem, Moira Berens, Rudy van Haandel, Jaap Evertse) Since February of this year, certain accidents on motorways are identified by computer rather than the human eye. The Eindhoven-based software company SIMON has developed a system for the electronic detection of accidents (EDO) on behalf of Stichting IMN. The system analyses real-time data about vehicle movements on the road. These so-called floating car data are reviewed for patterns that indicate the occurrence of an accident, for example an abrupt and long-lasting fall in traffic speed. If the identified signal is sufficiently powerful, a report is sent to the National Central Reporting Point, which then calls in an IM recovery operator. Research has shown that reports generated by EDO arrive at the LCM on average four minutes earlier than reports of the same incident or collision from the police or traffic control centre.
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Appreciative asphalt

Thursday 28 February 2019
De Fiver flyover at the new Joure Intersection The construction of the Joure Intersection has resulted in a huge downturn in the number of accidents on the adjacent sections of the A6 and A7 motorways. Over the past few years, the former Joure Interchange was replaced by a grade-separated intersection. The new junction was put into service at the end of 2017. The effect on road safety has been huge. The number of accidents on the affected sections of road fell by 80% from an average of 100 per year in the period 2010 - 2016 to just 19 in 2018.
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Recovery companies on trunk road network in 2016 - 2019

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 65 qualified recovery companies. Below is a list of our contract partners for the contract period 1 April 2016 through to 31 March 2019.
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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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