Safer Roads By Design
Vulnerable Road Users, Work Zone Safety & Road Safety Audits
New unsafe roads are being designed and built because national standards are out of date and/or road authorities and design engineering consulting firms are unaware of today’s safety best practices and new state of the art technologies. In response, the IRF has created a complete and comprehensive internationally acclaimed world class safety workshop — Safer Roads by Design™ — built to leave a lasting impression on attendees. Its intent is to introduce concepts that can be used to prevent crashes, as well as concepts that will help reduce the severity of crashes.
This particular workshop will focus on Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) and Work Zones with a brief introduction to Road Safety Audits. Taught by one the one leading voices of Road Safety around the world, Mr. Michael Dreznes (Executive Vice President- IRF), this workshop is designed to transfer to each participant the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to diagnose safety issues associated with Vulnerable Road Users and Work Zones and to also select the appropriate actions and countermeasures to address those issues.
Participants who complete this workshop will receive an international IRF Certificate of Completion, as well as 10 Professional Development Hours (PDH). Furthermore, delegates will be added to the IRF Road Safety Mailing list and, as alumni of the course, will have access to IRF professionals.
Safer Roads By Design™ is one of the most recognized road safety training programs in the world.
- Diagnose crash causes and select proper countermeasures
- Describe VRU needs
- Discuss VRU safety issues and how to address them
- Learn about the Fundamentals of Work Zone Safety and the Five Elements of a Work Zone
- Learn about the application of ITS technologies for Work Zones
- Discuss best practices and recent research findings in Work Zones
- Define basic concepts of RSAs
- Understand Road Safety Audit procedures
- Address common issues and procedures
- Road Authorities
- Road Design Consultants
- Maintenance Personnel
- Law Enforcement
From the 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 Workshops 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 seminars 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
Executive Vice President
Michael G. Dreznes
International Road Federation
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Roads,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars on roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety and road safety audit in more than sixty countries around the world. Dreznes is the Co-Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety SubCommittee on International Research Activities, Co-Chairman of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) Decade of Action Pillar 2: Safer Roads and Mobility Project Group, and a member of the PIARC Road Safety Technical Committee 3.2 Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure. In January 2015, Dreznes was named the winner of the TRB AFB20 Roadside Safety Design Kenneth Stonex Lifetime Achievement Award.
Road Safety Engineert
Stephen Lambert is a Chartered Engineer, (CEng), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, (FCIHT) and Member of the Institute of Engineers in Ireland (MIEI)
Since April 2014 he has been Road Safety Audit Team Leader at the City of Abu Dhabi Municipality with responsibility for advising on road safety related policies and strategies.
Prior to joining the ADM Stephen worked for the National Roads Authority in Ireland as a Regional Road Safety Engineer from 1996. During this time, he pioneered and developed many initiatives to improve road safety in Ireland, including the development of the National Collision Database, the Collision Remedial Measures programmes, the Traffic and Transport Assessment Guidelines and Road Safety Audit Systems. Stephen was also involved in developing the policies to improve inter agency co-operation between the police (Gardaí), the Health Boards, Local Authorities and the Road Safety Authority (RSA).
He has contributed at many conferences in Ireland, Britain, Europe and the UAE covering a wide range of topics relating to road design and safety engineering. In addition to being a chartered civil engineer, Stephen has qualifications in Forensic Collision Investigation (FCI), Road Design, Traffic, junction and signal design and Road Safety Audit, (CoC).
Road Safety Audit & Inspection Trainer
Institute of Road Engineering (IRE), Bandung, Indonesia
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND :
- Formal Education:
Transportation, Bandung Technology Institute
- Informal Education:
1) Workshop and Training on Road Safety Audit and Road safety Inspection, Organised by Lund University, Sweden
2) IRAP Training, First Principle of IRAP, organised by MIROS, Malaysia
3) Advance IRAP Training, Organised by MIROS & IRAP Aspac, Indonesia
4) Road Safety TOT, Organised by Asian GRSP& ADB, Manila
5) Road Safety Training, organised by TRL and British Council, Reading and Newcastle, UK
- Senior Road Safety Researcher at Institute of Road Engineering (IRE), Bandung, Indonesia
- Head of Traffic Engineering and Road Environment laboratory, IRE, Bandung, Indonesia
- Project Officer on Traffic Engineering and Road Engineering Division, IRE, Bandung, Indonesia
- Road Safety Audit and Inspection Trainer
- Guest Lecturer on Road Safety and Road Geometric at Polytechnic of Safety Land Transportation (POLTRAN)
Asia-Pacific Regional Director
Lindsay Transportation Solutions
Steve Johnson has been resident in Asia Pacific since 2001 having lived in Thailand, Australia and Singapore, where he currently resides. Steve has been engaged in specialist products used in the civil engineering and infrastructure sector for over 20 years. Steve is currently the Asia-Pacific Regional Director for Lindsay Transportation Solutions, formerly Barrier Systems Inc.
Prior to this Steve has been retained as a business development specialist, digital marketeer, consultant and contractor on various infrastructure projects in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Steve has lived and worked in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Yemen, the US, Chad, Thailand, Australia and Singapore during his career