Road workers improve road safety

Wednesday 28 November 2012
wegenbouwers verkeersveiligheid The reconstruction of motorways over the past few years has resulted at various locations in a sharp downturn in the number of road traffic accidents. This is revealed in a report from Stichting Incident Management Nederland about the number of road traffic accidents on motorways in the period 2009 - 2011.

The report contains an overview of the number of accidents reported on a six-monthly basis for every five kilometre-section of road, covering both carriageways of all major motorways. The report reveals that the number of accidents has fallen slightly on the majority of motorways in the period 2009 to 2011. There are however a number of road sections on which the number of accidents has fallen much further. Almost without exception, these are road sections on which major road reconstruction work was recently undertaken. Examples are the A2 above Utrecht, and in the Eindhoven region, and the A12 at Woerden.

Stichting Incident Management Nederland intends to further analyse the figures over the coming period, in consultation with Rijkswaterstaat, in an attempt to explain the development in the number of accidents on the various motorways around the country.

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