traffic accidents

Apr 7 '17 12:45

Motorists are increasingly affected by traffic accidents, according to figures by traffic information service VID. The number of traffic jams caused by accidents increased by a quarter over the past decade, BNR reports.

The total delay caused by accidents increased by a quarter over the past five years and nearly doubled compared to 10 years ago. The duration of traffic jams caused by accidents also increased.  Of every hour spent in a traffic jams, 18 minutes were caused by an accident. In 2006 it was 10 minutes. 

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Feb 20 '17 11:20

To reduce the number of casualties on Dutch roads, it is necessary to equip all cars with breathalyzers, speed limiters and a device that makes it impossible to use a cellphone while driving, National Police commissioner Egbert-Jan van Hasselt said to the Telegraaf.

According to the commissioner, motorists' behavior is getting worse and worse. "Distraction, alcohol and speeding in traffic are increasingly often the cause of accidents", Van Hasselt said to the newspaper. "I appeal to politicians to work on this."

Dec 16 '16 13:50

The next Dutch government should include a Minister for Mobility, who must focus on improving the connection in and between cities to prevent a further increase in traffic jams and accidents, according to a manifest set up by a coalition consisting of seven major public transporters and car companies, NOS reports. 

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Dec 12 '16 08:54

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure is working on a law that will ban the use of a smartphone while cycling. That means no more texting or calling from your bike, a spokesperson for the Ministry confirmed to newspaper AD on Monday. 

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Oct 31 '16 08:58

The number of car accidents on roads in the Netherlands increased by 8 percent from 462 thousand in 2014 to over 500 thousand last year, according to figures from the Association of Insurers, RTL Nieuws reports.

The total number of accidents - cars, truckcs, vans, buses etc. - increased by 6.5 percent from 790 thousand in 2014 to 841 thousand in 2015.

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Oct 3 '16 09:07

Alcohol use costs Dutch society between 2.3 billion and 2.9 billion euros a year, according to a study by health organization RIVM in the possession of newspaper Trouw.

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Aug 26 '16 09:49

The A59 east is closed at Breda between junction Zonzeel and Terheijden after two accidents involving trucks happened on Friday morning. The authorities hope to open the road to traffic by 11:00 a.m.

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Apr 12 '16 09:40

The Netherlands is the most unsafe place in Europe for cyclists. Over the past years a quarter of people killed in traffic accidents in the country were cyclists. The worldwide average is 8 percent, according to accident figures the European Commission published.

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Mar 28 '16 12:55

The Netherlands is the 3rd safest country in Europe when it comes to safe roadways. Last year there were 28 traffic accident fatalities per million inhabitants in the country. Only Sweden and Malta had fewer fatalities, according to a report by the EU Commission for Road Safety

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Mar 10 '16 15:45

Thousands of fallow deer in the Amsterdam Waterleiding dunes near Zandvoort may be shot in an effort to preserve biodiversity in the region, the court ruled in a case brought by Fauna Protection

Mar 1 '16 10:58

Traffic association Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) changed its mind and is no longer against the increase in highway speed limits to 130 kilometers per hour. According to the VVN, accidents don't happen more often at 130 km/h than they do at 120 km/h. Other traffic association ANWB, on the other hand, is demanding more information about accidents happening at 130 km/h.

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Feb 10 '16 15:25

With more than 900 accidents last year, the Amsterdam ring road A10 is the most dangerous highway in the Netherlands, according to a study done by traffic information service VID.

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Feb 10 '16 11:58

Three Dutch people were killed in traffic accidents on the Spanish holiday island of Lanzarote this past week. The latest victim is a 68-year-old woman from Veldhoven

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Nov 26 '15 08:45

The number of traffic accidents involving cars declined last year. In 2014 insurers recorded 462 thousand insurance claims after a traffic accident, compared to 483 thousand in 2013. The road is most dangerous at the start of the school year and during morning and evening rush rush hour due to the low hanging sun.

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Nov 18 '15 16:20

A massive 20,700 people were seriously injured in traffic accidents last year, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment announced on Wednesday. That is an increase of 1,900 serious injuries compared to 2013. Traffic association ANWB is "shocked and disappointed" by these figures

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May 28 '14 16:09

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.

Sep 16 '13 06:39

The Police and rescue services had an average weekend in terms of aggression and accidents. Nevertheless, there are unfortunately enough stories which are worthwhile mentioning. Here an overview of the most notable happenings.

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At the Jordaanfestival, a yearly festival in the Amsterdam district ‘de Jordaan’, a man was heavily beaten up on Saturday evening. He took part in a street fight among a group of 15 to 20 boys and men who started fighting after some misunderstandings. This was reported by the police.

Aug 19 '13 05:15

The police been has been very busy again this weekend with accidents, stabbings and shootings. Here is an overview.

Crime

On Sunday, the police of The Hague arrested three men and a woman in connection with the discovery of a dead man early Sunday morning. The body was laying in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the Schilderswijk, the Hague.

Police suspect that the man was killed. The identity of the victim is not yet known.

Jul 19 '13 04:51

In and around the new Coentunnel in Amsterdam, remarkably many accidents occur. Since the opening of the tunnel on May 13 there have been about 55 collisions in and directly at the tunnel, said the Traffic Information Service (VID) on Thursday.

In just over two months, a salvage vehicle had to be led  55 times to the tunnel area. According to the VID, this number is unexpectedly high. In 2010 the A16 at the  Terbregseplein was the place with the most collisions with 175 in a year.

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