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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Technical Session 3.1 - Road Safety

Wednesday, October 4 09:30 - 13:00
Chair: Mr. John Milton, Chair of PIARC TC 3.1 on Road Safety, USA
Room: South Hall 1, 1st floor

Road crashes continue to be a leading cause of death and serious injuries worldwide, which in turn leads to significant economic and societal impacts for countries of all sizes. Yet, the approaches to solving road safety problems are different based on the contexts and needs for a given roadway type or function. In lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC) road safety of vulnerable road users is a particular interest given the over representation of fatalities and serious injuries for these road users.

Presentations relate to the following topics:

  • Approaches to dealing with road safety issues for LMICs
  • Road safety audit and assessment applications for countries of all sizes
  • Applications for road safety inspections on existing roads
  • Proven safety countermeasures
  • Safe System approach
  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Session Closing and conclusion

Welcome and session introduction

• John Milton - TC 3.1 Chair


  • Specific road safety issues for LMICs
    Ahmed KSENTINI (Tunisia)
    Hans GODTHELP (Netherlands)
  • Causal Factors, Impact and Post-Crash Care Challenges on Accidents Involving School Buses in Tanzania
  • Proven Countermeasures for road safety
    Jeffrey SHAW (United States)
    Przemyslaw PADLO (Poland)
  • A voluntary safety excellence labelling: A way ahead for Road Restraint Systems (RRS)?
    Carlos AZPARREN CALVO (former Team Leader at the Technical Directorate of the Directorate General for Roads (Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda), Spain)

Questions and Answers

Moderator: Lucy Wickham, United Kingdom



  • PIARC Updated Road Safety Audit Guidelines
    Stephen READ (United States)
  • Assessment of the impact of a project on an existing road network through an integrated approach of Road Safety Inspection, Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Impact Assessment
    Edoardo MAZZIA (FRED Engineering, Italy)
  • PIARC Updated Road Safety Manual
    Fabian MARSH (New Zealand)
  • Road Management System in Adverse Weather Conditions: Fog and Wind
    Laura REY RAMOS (empresa, Spain)
  • GEFAHRENSTELLEN.DE Pro Portal / Harmobi - How Traffic and Road User Data Can Contribute to a Better Understanding between the Different Road Users, to Safer Roads and to an Adequate Transport Infrastructure
    Michaela GRAHL (Initiative für sichere Straßen GmbH, Germany)
    Jörg EHLERS (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Questions and Answers

Moderator: Lise Fournier, Canada-Québec

Session Closing and conclusion

• John Milton - TC 3.1 Chair