IRF continues road safety focus
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The IRF is currently working on a series of programmes intended to help boost road safety and reduce the casualty rate on the world’s road network. On November 1st-2nd the IRF is organising a conference in India focussing on road safety in urban and rural roads. This follows immediately after the IRF’s road safety group of experts meeting on October 31st in Delhi. Starting from the 2nd December, the IRF is also planning a Safer Roads by Design event in the US. This last, the Road Safety Across Six Continents Seminar, will be one of the most comprehensive road safety training programmes in the world according to the IRF. The event will include experts from a variety of countries who will present best practices and state of the art technologies in roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety, traffic management and road safety audits over a 10 day period. The purpose of this training programme is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities by 50% by 2020.