Innovative Financing for Road Safety
Road Traffic Injuries continue to grow, especially in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Effective, proven Engineering, Enforcement and Education countermeasures have been developed and are being used in many of the higher income countries. Why are they not being used in the Lower and Middle Income Countries? Too often the excuse is lack of funds to implement these road safety countermeasures.
For too long, road safety improvements have not been implemented because the road authority did not have the funds. This webinar will:
• Emphasize that claiming to be “impecunious” is not a legal defense,
• Introduce non-traditional methods that could be used to pay for road safety improvements, and
• Encourage participants to be more creative when sourcing funds for road safety.
The International Road Federation says, “No More White Flags” when it comes to road safety. This webinar will give road authorities and safety councils the substance they need to support this motto.
A live Q&A session will follow Mr. Dreznes' presentation. Join us at 11am EDT (UTC -4).
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.