There are fewer cars on the road in Amsterdam these days and a lot more pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, public transportation is becoming more popular. These changes in the city have forced Amsterdam’s city council to make some critical traffic safety decisions. In 2011, Amsterdam conducted its first comprehensive study of traffic behavior. Nearly all accidents were caused by human error, according to the report. In interviews with study participants, it was discovered that cyclists suffer the most severe injuries, while pedestrians run red lights more frequently than cyclists do.
A recent study found seniors are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents if they have balance issues, slow reaction times, and turn left at intersections or cross the road in traffic. These problems are being dealt with by installing traffic lights at intersections to make it easier for drivers to turn left or continue straight.
Below are some historical accidents scenes of cars, scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, trams, buses, trains, boats, airplanes, and pedestrians in Amsterdam from the 1940s.