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The safety of vulnerable road users ranks high on the political agenda. Accident numbers prove the need of vehicle related measures. It is essential to balance the calculated safety effect regarding which measure has to be applied. More and more active safety can have positive effects. These effects have to be quantified, assessed and finally checked against the accidents occurrence.
Around 600 pedestrians a year die on the roads in Germany, and over 8,000 suffer serious injuries. In a joint research project with RWTH Aachen University, the UDV (German Insurers Accident Research) investigated technical means of mitigating the consequences of accidents for pedestrians hit by...Read more.