IRF Safety Seminar to include live crash test

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2007

(Alexandria, VA) The International Road Federation (IRF) announced today that a live crash test will be held as part of the IRF Roadway Safety Solutions Seminar being held in Doha, Qatar April 11 and 12 in conjunction with the Roadteq Exhibition. This will be the first “live drive” barrier crash demonstration in the Middle East.

IRF members Highway Care from England and Barrier Systems from the United States will be impacting an innovative portable steel barrier called the BarrierGuard 800 Steel Barrier System at a speed of about 80 km/h with a vehicle weighing about 1500kg.

“The seminars provide an outstanding program that shows how many countries are improving roadway safety for both motorists and highway workers,” said Owen Denman, PE, President and CEO, Barrier Systems, Inc. “Barrier Systems, Inc. and Snoline, Spa are pleased to participate in these important events and the crash test demonstrating the positive protection performance of the BarrierGuard 800 system offered by Highway Care, Ltd.”

Mike Dreznes, IRF Deputy Director General, who will be teaching the Seminars in Doha, said the demonstration will provide many attendees a chance to see a crash test for the first time.

“This exciting demonstration will give Seminar attendees and Roadteq visitors the opportunity to see first hand the life saving performance of one of today’s state of the art technologies,” said Dreznes.

Click here to download video clip of crash test.

Limited space remains for attendance at the seminars as well as for floor space for the Roadteq Exhibition. Contact Magid Elabyad to get discounted IRF Exhibition Rates.

April 11, 2007: Roadside Safety Solutions

April 12, 2007: New Concepts in Work Zone Safety

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For more information please contact Magid Elabyad or visit

Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.


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