Unpopular measures would be needed to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in traffic, suggests a new study published today by the Road Safety Research Foundation (Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid). The measures include compulsory helmet requirements for children and the elderly, as well as moped riders. Minister of Infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen does not see this happening.
Snow and freezing have are the reasons why this morning is the busiest rush hour of the year, the ANWB said this morning. At around 08:10 this morning there was more than 550 kilometers of traffic jams throughout the country.
Trains nationwide will run normally on Friday, says a statement on the website of Dutch train service NS, though adding that some scheduling adjustments may occur if the weather becomes inclement.
The winter weather has resulted in NS adjusting its train schedule. For travelers in the Randstad this means a train every half hour instead of every quarter hour. Nothing changes in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Zeeland.
Thirty-five people were pulled from their vehicles by rescue workers after a truck loaded with hydrochloric acid was rear ended. The acid sprayed out of a tanker prompting a large-scale emergency response that shut highways and railways.
This morning's rush hour is the busiest of the year with 400 kilometers of slow moving or stationary traffic, reports the ANWB and Traffic Information Service. The traffic jams are mainly caused by collisions, slick roads and fog.
Those celebrating Sinterklaas tonight must remember to take the rush hour traffic into account. The Traffic Information Service warns that the evening rush hour will possibly twice as busy than usual.
A 34-year-old man died, and eight people were injured after a taxi van crashed into a car. The driver of the car, which was headed into oncoming traffic, died at the scene.
Tram traffic in the North and the center of Rotterdam was put on hold yesterday after an industrial accident occurred during maintenance work. One RET maintenance worker had to be brought to hospital after he received an electric shock, the NOS reports.
With the Dutch summer holiday season expected to kick into gear this weekend, travel association ANWB is predicting heavy traffic around the country. The organisation told newspaper AD they expect people to be disappointed if they plan to leave town tonight thinking they will beat the traffic on Saturday, especially if headed south.
Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.
Tonight, The Netherlands will play Australia as their second game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The match will be played in Porto Allegre where the weather is reportedly perfect and the Oranje fans are already gathering. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. Amsterdam time.
After two collisions in which one driver was killed on Tuesday evening, left the road closed for hours between Leerdam and Deil, the highway A15 is open again.
The Hoevelaken junction in the A28 highway between Utrecht and Amsterdam is going to partially be closed this weekend for reparation works to the road surface.
The entire inner city of Amsterdam is set to become a 30 kmph zone, which has been decided in an agreement between D66, GroenLinks and PvdA.
The Van Brienenoordbrug bridge section of the A16 between Rotterdam and Breda was closed off for around one hour Monday morning.
The Coen Tunnel in Amsterdam was closed for at least three hours on Monday night due to technical issues. It was only opened again after four o'clock once the problem was solved, a spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (Rijkswaterstaat) announces.
The ANWB has warned drivers this morning that there is heavy fog throughout most of the country. Traffic could be affected.
The Maastunnel in Rotterdam will close for 2 years beginning summer 2017 to carry out large-scale maintenance.
Switching off the lights along highways actually costs more money than it saves, Rijkswaterstaat reveals.
The Central Processing Prosecution (CVOM) has launched a new website allowing people to file traffic fine complaints.
A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.
Dutch researchers are working to develop a new GPS navigation system that aims to put an end to traffic jams.
The last quarter the number of traffic jams was only half of the average over the last seven years. There have never been so little congestion on the roads, announced the ANWB on Tuesday.
The motorists and tourists organisation ANWB, says that in the summer months and September there were less traffic jams on the roads, both by length and time.
Next to the common daily traffic jams, the motorists had some extra delays in September. These were caused at the north side of the Coentunnel in Amsterdam and around the Maastunnel in Rotterdam.