Safer Roads By Design:
Vulnerable Road User Safety
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. 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 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 workshops 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
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.
IRF has negotiated special IRF Global Training Program attendee hotel rates with the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Old Town. Please contact the Holiday Inn & Suites Alexandria-Old Town to make your own room reservations:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Old Town
Address: 625 First St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 548-6300
A special room rate of US $109/night, Junior Suite rate of US $199 has been negotiated at the Holiday Inn and Suite, located just one block from the Training Institute.