Prior to the NES annual general meeting, professor Dick de Waard will give a keynote address entitled "How to increase (bicycle) traffic safety by adapting the infrastructure"
Dick de Waard is a professor of Traffic Psychology and the retention of Mobility. He graduated in 1989 in Experimental Psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. From 1989 onwards he has worked at the Traffic Research Centre / Department of Psychology of the same university. Dick’s main research interest has been the measurement of driver mental workload, the subject of his PhD thesis (1996). He has been active as research associate and lecturer in particular in the field of human behaviour in surface transportation and aviation. Subjects of study have been impaired driving detection, dual task performance, effects of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems, and driver training. Behavioural adaptation to (adaptive) automation in and outside the traffic environment are also main areas of interest and work. Nowadays his focus is also on cyclist’s behaviour and the mobility of older traffic participants and persons with mild cognitive impairments.
The keynote was recorded and can be watched back here: