Policy Statement: Mandating Safer Work Zones Globally

The International Road Federation calls for coordinated efforts to foster a safety culture on road construction sites, currently responsible for hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths worldwide. The IRF encourages road authorities to develop and update national guidelines that incorporate best practices and set a “level playing field” for the private sector. Contractors must similarly be held accountable for training their crews on safety best practices. For work zones of a certain scale, an independent road safety audit is strongly encouraged to ensure safety standards are met and maintained.

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