Older drivers’ fitness to drive is an emotional issue for drivers themselves as well as a much discussed topic in the public, especially after serious accidents caused by older drivers. The issue raised is whether or not older driver’s fitness to drive should be assessed from certain age onwards.

The German Insurers Accident Research (UDV) carried out a research project on the traffic safety of cycling roads and one-way streets with permitted contraflow bicycle traffic.

Tractors are relatively rare on German roads. Consequently, they do not figure largely in accident statistics. But when they are involved in accidents, more people than average are seriously injured or killed. For this reason, the UDV joined forces with the insurance companies Allianz and LVM to investigate where accidents involving tractors happen.

Riders of powered two wheel vehicles (PTWs) are at particular risk of having an accident on the roads. According to the statistics for fatalities by modes of...

The UDV investigated accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists, taking accidents in the city of Berlin as an example. The aim was to find out the typical...

Children, senior citizens and people with limited mobility are often disadvantaged and at risk on the roads due to their physical and cognitive limitations, in...