First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The road leads to Dubrovnik for the European Road Conference
The European Union Road Federation
(ERF) is calling for papers for its sign and markings session at a major conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia in October.
Contributions are invited for the Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings session, which is co-sponsored by the US-based Transportation Research Board, at the European Road Conference from 22-24 October, 2018.
The topic is important because the downward trend in global traffic injuries has been on pause since 2013. “This is particularly notable in developed economies which had enjoyed a steady decline over the previous decade,” according to a statement by the ERF, a sponsor of the event.
“Numerous reports confirm that single vehicle accidents remain a particular cause of concern, accounting for 45% of European fatalities. Drivers unable to understand the road environment and make informed decisions are particularly prone to run-off road accidents.”
An ageing motoring population and under-investment in maintenance of roadside safety assets is exacerbating the situation, noted the ERF. “There is also a growing body of research evidence that the shift towards partial and full vehicle automation will trigger new design requirements for which the sector needs to assess and prepare.”
A cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders will focus on the latest state-of-the-art design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings.
Topics will include signs/markings conspicuous in all weather and road conditions, good maintenance practices for signs and markings, as well as interaction between intelligent vehicles and signs/markings/delineation.
If you would like to submit an abstract (150 words) of your proposed presentation, contact Carmine Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2018.