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Road safety

Road safety relates to the safety of users in general and of specific target groups in specific areas (residential and shopping areas and schools).

Police figures
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 jan-jun
Road accidents 1389 1335 1517 1385 1360 1458 1120 1137 640
Traffic nuisance - Total 50 65 120 132 117 110 93 92 57
Parking problems 35 43 49 53 51 46 33 41 16
Traffic congestion 15 22 71 79 66 64 60 51 41
Speeding (roads) 20 14 14 7 15 10 29 21 5
Safety monitor
2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2021
% Speeding vehicles: great nuisance [%] (1) 27.0 25.7 24.0 25.4 23.9 21.3
Traffic nuisance (% great nuisance) [%] (2) 38.4 39.6 34.8 37.5 36.7 32.9
% Parking problems: great nuisance [%] (1) 17.3 19.7 19.0 18.2 17.9 18.2
% Aggressive driving: great nuisance [%] (1) 9.4 8.6 9.8 9.1 8.4 11.3

1) Due to a change of method, the figures from 2021 are not comparable with those of the years before.

2) Due to a a change of method, the figures for the measurements in the 2014-2019 period have been corrected, so that they can be compared with the figures from 2021. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has only made these conversion factors available for a limited number of indicators.

Road safety relates to the safety of road users in general and of specific target groups in specific areas (residential areas, around schools and shopping areas, etc.). Road safety is influenced by physical factors (the infrastructure) and the behaviour of road users.