"Don't wait for accidents to happen"

KRAAY, Joop H.


Born 1941 in Maastricht, The Netherlands


  • Social sciences, Urban-Rural Sociology and Town and Country Planning, University of Nijmegen
  • 1969 Examinations for Drs.-degree

Professional activities

  • 1969-1986 SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research
    Researcher and Senior Researcher; in the field of many different subjects as the safety of pedestrians, the functioning of pedestrian crossing facilities, the effects of the enforcement of legislation on road user behaviour and traffic accidents, the development and application of conflict analysis techniques for road safety research including preparing a Dutch manual, speed control measures, traffic safety in residential areas including the woonerfs and other experiments, research on the reclassification and reconstruction of urban areas in Eindhoven and Rijswijk.
  • 1986-1989 SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research
    Research Coordinator; with tasks as the coordination of the research program of SWOV in accordance with the policy of the Ministry of Transport, organising national and international seminaries and congresses.
  • 1989-1993 Ministry of Transport
    Senior Administrator Traffic Safety; with the main aim of setting up an experiment in the region Arnhem-Nijmegen for the implementation of sustainable safe countermeasures, road safety advises to other departments in the ministry, team member for the Dutch long term policy for road safety.
  • 1993-1995 Ministry of Transport
    Advisor Road Infrastructure Policy; with special attention for new infrastructure policies concerning better utilisation of the existing road infrastructure such as traffic management and demand management (company transport plans, flexible working hours, teleworking).
  • 1995-1996 European Road Safety Federation ERSF
    Temporary seconded to ERSF in the function of Head of Bureau in Brussels in running the management activities of the Federation for the European Commission.
  • since 1996 Ministry of Transport
    Programme Manager Road Traffic Safety with special attention to telematics, heavy vehicles, speed limits and international cooperation

Publications at ICTCT workshops

2003. Vancouver
Dealing with non-motorised traffic in land use planning KRAAY, Joop H.; METHORST, Rob
Dutch enduring policies on non-motorised traffic Click to download file! KRAAY, Joop H.; VERMEULEN, Willem
2002. Nagoya
The Netherlands Traffic & Transport Plan: road safety with a special focus to speed behaviour Click to download file! KRAAY, Joop H.
November 5 – 6. 1998. Budapest
Sustainable safety solutions in the Netherlands Click to download file! KRAAY, Joop H.
1993. Salzburg
Sustainability in today’s traffic in the netherlands Click to download file! KRAAY, Joop H.


Ministry of Transport
Transport Research Centre AVV
The Netherlands
Boompjes 200 (PO Box 1031)
NL-3011 XD Rotterdam (NL 3000 BA Rotterdam)
Phone: +31 10 2825708
Fax: +31 10 2825646
E-mail: jhkraay@zeepost.nl