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It has been very quiet on the Dutch roads for months, children did not go to school. Many people worked from home and many people stayed home because of the corona measures. Now that the corona measures are gradually being relaxed, we notice that the roads are getting busier again. People go to the hairdresser again or do other fun things and are therefore more often on the road.

Schools have reopened and more people are cautiously going back to work from the company. According to Rijkswaterstaat, traffic intensity has increased during the week. Weekday traffic is now at about two thirds of normal traffic intensity. During the weekend, an increase in traffic intensity of 60 percent from the normal level can be seen, Rijkswaterstaat reports to

"People will switch to a mode of transportation that minimizes the risk of contamination," wrote consultancy McKinsey earlier this month. "People with their own car will use it more."

In recent months it has been very quiet on the roads and there are no more traffic jams. As the corona measures are relaxed, the road becomes busier again and traffic jams will arise again. People who used to travel by public are now expected to travel by car to avoid contact with others.

Omroep Brabant mention on their website that they have been following the traffic on the roads in Brabant for months during the corona crisis. They do this with data from the NDW (National Road Traffic Data Database). These data show that the traffic on the Brabant roads is now 89 percent of the traffic before the corona crisis. It also appears that traffic experts expect traffic jams on the roads again at 90 percent traffic. Let's hope that the traffic jams will stay away for the time being because many people now know that working from home is also going well.

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