Thema: Road User

Evaluation of the injury prevention program P.A.R.T.Y.

P.A.R.T.Y. steht für „Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth". Es ist ein weltweit erfolgreiches Unfallpräventionsprogramm für Schulklassen und Jugendliche im Alter von 15 bis 18 Jahren in Zusammenarbeit mit führenden Unfallkliniken. Kern des Programms ist der P.A.R.T.Y.-Tag, an dem Schulklassen einen Tag lang verschiedene Stationen eines (Schwer-)Verletzten in einer Unfallklinik erleben

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Thema: Road

Removal of the obligation of use for cycle paths

The obligation of use for cycle paths in Germany has increasingly been removed in the last years. A study of the UDV concluded that no significant changes in the accident or conflict characteristics were found once the obligation of use was removed. The main reason is that the majority of cyclists cycle on the existing cycle paths irrespective of whether it is obligated to use them or not.

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Thema: Vehicles

Tiredness and level 3 –automated driving

The aim of the study, which was initiated from the UDV (German Insurers Accident Research), was to estimate the time taken by tired drivers to safely assume control of a vehicle after a level 3 drive and long driving times. In addition, their ini­tial reactions were analyzed in a typical complex scena­rio following a takeover request.

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Thema: Vehicles

Accidents involving recreational vehicles

Recreational vehicles (RVs) have enjoyed growing popularity for a number of years in Germany. Not only is the number of these vehicles rising continuously; the number of new registrations is also increasing every year.

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Thema: Vehicles

Safety of rear-seat passengers in cars

In a research project lasting several years, the UDV investigated whether rear-seat passengers are as safe as drivers and front-seat passengers, how they behave and whether their safety can be improved.

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