All road users deserve a safe road. “Vulnerable” Road Users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, public transport users, non-motorized vehicles and bicyclists at greater risk than vehicle occupants and usually bear the greatest burden of injury during road crashes. In some countries Vulnerable Road Users represent more than 70% of the fatalities. This percentage is about thirty percent (30%) in Qatar. Too often these fatalities and serious injuries are due to high speeds of traffic and the lack of separation between these fast moving motorized vehicles and vulnerable users.
Children, elderly, and disabled people are particular vulnerable, as their physical and mental skills are either not fully developed or they are especially fragile. Children and older people are often overrepresented in traffic fatalities, especially as vulnerable road users.
This course discusses the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles and non-motorized vehicles are involved in impacts that result in fatalities and serious injuries. The corrective actions, including education, enforcement and engineering actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts are also presented in detail.
- Understand the meaning of Vulnerable Users
- Comprehend why Vulnerable Users are involved in crashes
- Be exposed to countermeasures designed to reduce the number of Vulnerable User fatalities and serious injuries
- Learn how to develop educational campaigns designed to improve Vulnerable User safety
- Road Agency Executives
- Highway and Street Engineers
- Traffic Management Professionals
- Traffic Safety Professionals
- Pedestrian Safety Advocates
- Bicycle Safety Advocates
- Motorcycle Safety Advocates
- Law Enforcement
- Research & Academia
From the IRF Chairman
As the road industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, the IRF provides road professionals with educational opportunities that are recognized worldwide by engineering and transportation societies. IRF’s Global Training Curriculum provides technical expertise in classroom and practical settings where attendees can learn from and have direct access to seasoned professionals. Each course is designed to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained and provides the most relevant, up-to date information on best practices and technological solutions.
IRF Certified Trainings are specifically developed to meet the needs of road professionals. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF Certified Trainings will give you the necessary tools to deliver improvements to your organization.
As the IRF Chairman, I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities and help fulfill IRF’s vision of better roads for a better world.
H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
From the Director of Qatar TTSC
The Center encourages and promotes continued development in road safety management, as part of the center strategy to develop comprehensive road safety education and training programs in Qatar and the region.
Together with the IRF team, the Center is working in developing the body of knowledge and the set of skills and competencies that are required by road safety professionals in Qatar. This specific program that we have designed with the IRF is truly unique in the region. At a time when Qatar, and many countries in the region, have reaffirmed their attachment to reducing road traffic injuries, I encourage professionals from the region to take advantage of this opportunity to further enhance their safety management skills through exposure to cost-effective practices.