There has been a lot of progress in helping drivers prevent risky situations from turning into crashes, and in reducing the complications if a crash should occur.
However, less effort has been invested in preventing risky situations from occurring in the first place.
This is the basis for MeBeSafe
MeBeSafe developed and tested solutions to nudge car drivers and cyclists towards safer behaviour in common traffic situations that carry an elevated risk. The project also developed novel ways of coaching.
The purpose is to reduce the number of “almost-crashes”, also known as risky situations. Increasing safety margins will lead to risky situations being avoided – which in turn will lead to fewer crashes in general.