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Tunnel Vision

Monday 14 February 2022
Tunnelvisie The Coentunnel once again tops the list of most dangerous sections of road in the Netherlands. The northern portal of the tunnel formed the backdrop for 63 accidents in 2021. This is as many as in 2019, when this bit of road also led the list. The only difference was that this year the distance to number two was much greater. In 2019, the A1/A30 interchange at Barneveld was in second place with 57 accidents. This time around, that dubious honour went to the A12 at the Gouwe aqueduct, on the carriageway heading towards The Hague. There were accidents on 44 occasions on the last kilometre before the exit to the A20 towards Rotterdam.
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Many accidents in the fourth quarter (update 4 March 2022)

Thursday, 10 February 2022
Many accidents in the fourth quarter IM recovery operators carried out 31,288 recoveries in the fourth quarter of 2021, setting a record. The number of accidents was particularly notable, climbing to a total of 6,250. This was 25% up on the previous quarter, and the highest figure since the last quarter of 2019. Back then, operators dealt with 8,137 collisions. The fourth quarter is traditionally the period with the highest number of accidents in any given year.
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Recovery companies on trunk road network in 2019 - 2022

Stichting Incident Management Nederland is responsible for the recovery of passenger vehicles on the Dutch main trunk road network. For that purpose, Stichting Incident Management Nederland collaborates closely with 58 qualified recovery companies. Below is a list of our contract partners for the contract period 1 April 2019 through to 31 March 2022.
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As quick as possible unhindered passage following an incident

The objective of Incident Management is to ensure that as quickly as possible following an incident, the trunk roads are once again clear for unhindered passage of traffic. The Stichting Incident Management Nederland (Incident Management Netherlands Foundation) was established to support road managers in their efforts in the field of incident management.
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