Lars Akkermans holds a master degree in Psychology. He has worked over the course of 15 years in numerous road safety projects. Lars has specialized in analyzing and changing human behavior in order to improve road safety. As a result of avid participation in European, national and regional projects, Lars has collected a wide knowledge basis in relation to behavioral change. Relevant domains such as road safety campaigns, law enforcement, vehicle safety technology and safe road infrastructure are very well known to him.
Lars has worked for different companies and research institutes , such as TNO (the Netherlands), the Belgian Road Safety Institute (now called the VIAS Institute) and the Faculty of Cognitive Psychology at the Free University Brussels. Starting in 2009, Lars works at an independent research company, Transport & Mobility Leuven, as a senior researcher in the domains of mobility and road safety.
With F2S2, Lars focuses on the practical implementation of proven safety enhancing methods with a proven track record. In particular, Lars puts his priorities in enhancing child safety through focused campaign work and expert stakeholder consultancy and training.