Last year 185 cyclists were killed in accidents on Dutch roads, 115 men and 70 women, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. The number of cycling deaths in the Netherlands has been around 180 per year since 2004, though the total number of traffic fatalities halved in the last 20 years.
The Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB) wants there to be closer investigation into the number of traffic accidents that happened recently. The Club has not exact figures, but has a feeling that it is increasing.
A study from the Dutch Safety Board shows a spike in the number of serious incidents and accidents in the general aviation branch in 2012. The rise is alarming, since it may indicate an increased threat to the safety of air passengers.