On every road network, there are specific sections where the number of accidents is especially high, requiring specific assessment and treatment strategies. Black spot programs aim to reduce traffic injuries at these location using crash records to establish collision patterns at the location and identify appropriate countermeasures that will reduce future crash frequency or severity.
Black spot programs have been introduced in many countries, yet there is significant scope for improvement and efficiency gains through improved methods for analyzing crash problems, more rigorous and systematic application of procedures, and a better understanding of available countermeasures.
- Identify the different network safety management tools available to practitioners as they apply to all users of the road network
- Focus on road sections which cluster severe and fatal injuries
- Understand the benefits, resources and liability issues associated with black spot programs as well as the practical requirements to implement them
- Understand the scope of, and correctly utilize national and international reference manuals
- Identify data sources available to support decision making and how to overcome integrity & quality issues
- Learn how to present findings to decision makers and make a compelling case for safety investments
- Road Authorities
- Road Design Consultants
- Manufacturers & Distributors
- Maintenance Personnel
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 Executive Seminars are specifically developed to meet the needs of road executives. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF Executive 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, IRF
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 European Training Institute
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Kuslanova 2, 10 000 Zagreb