IRF Delivers International Workshop on Speed Enforcement
The International Road Federation joined forced with the European Commission and the World Bank to deliver a one-day workshop titled "Safety Camera Use for Speed Enforcement" on October 16, 2018 as part of the Eastern Partnership Road Safety Project.
Attended by Senior Ministry of Interior from Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova, the course built on successful practices and technologies established in the UK, the Netherlands and France thanks to the input of IRF Members Road Safety Support and SensysGatso Group.
The following topics were addressed during the course:
- Understanding the value of speed enforcement as part of holistic safety strategies
- Assessing the role of data in driving successful enforcement programs
- Assessing the benefits and pre-requisites for Automated Speed Enforcement
- Understanding the role of integrity in the enforcement chain to guarantee successful prosecution
- Understanding available funding models for ASE
- Understanding the importance of supporting measures, such as scheme publicity and offender re-training programs.
"With excessive or inappropriate speed contributing to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide, measures to address speed remains one of the most effective pathways for countries and cities to reach their traffic injury reduction goals. Without a strong, sustained public commitment to robust enforcement of speeds on the network by government, speed management programs are unlikely to be effective" noted Brendan Halleman, IRF Vice President for Europe & Central Asia, in opening the event.