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Safer Roads by Design – Ukraine

Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017

Safer Roads By Design – Ukraine


The incidence of road crashes continues to rise at an alarming rate, and is now a leading cause of death among young adults in Ukraine and neighboring countries. A relatively small number of well-known factors influence serious injury risk across the main crash configurations. The challenge is therefore to deliver locally applicable knowledge resources and applied practices on traffic injury risk diagnosis and reduction to ensure road safety programs and investments are adequately dimensioned and targeted. “Safer Roads by Design” is a program developed by IRF aimed at delivering practical pathways to improved road safety performance through measures that focus on the risk factors and road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries. As part of the program, participants are exposed to complementary aspects of safe road and roadside management, including the correct selection and application of safety equipment based on site conditions. The International Road Federation is pleased to present 3 workshops available to all visitors attending the 2017 edition of AvtodorExpo . Attendance is free of charge subject to online registration (note: a separate registration is required to enter the fairground). Simultaneous interpretation to Ukrainian will be provided.

Safer Roadsides

Presented by the IRF Subcommittee on roadside safety November 8, 11:30-13:00 The session exposes the attendees to the state of the art concepts being used around the world to reduce the severity of single vehicle/non-pedestrian accidents by identifying roadside hazards and applying corrective measures that are appropriate for the local conditions. The types of barriers, terminals, break away devices, crash cushions and transitions will be presented during the session, together with European performance specifications which will become mandatory for Ukraine in 2018.

Protecting Vulnerable Road Users

Presented by the IRF Subcommittee on Vulnerable Road Users November 8, 14:00-15:00 Vulnerable User Safety is a significant issue for many countries, especially developing countries. This session will discuss 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 that can be taken to reduce these impacts will be discussed in detail. Attendees will be presented different strategies which can be used to improve safety for all vulnerable user groups.

Work Zone Safety

Presented by the IRF Committee on Work Zones and Temporary Traffic Control Safety November 9, 10:00-11:30 Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone, and will learn about the newest technologies for work zone safety. How to use positive protection, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs and flagger training will be among the topics discussed. Upon completion, attendees will be aware of recommended procedures to design safe work zones. They will be exposed to different technologies and methodologies which can be used to make work zones safer.

Lead Instructor Michael G. Dreznes

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.