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This 1st IRF Europe & Central Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition with address the specific needs of the region by bringing together industry leaders, experts and decision-makers. The region has a rapidly expanding road infrastructure and the resources to invest in the new and improved technology.

This road safety workshop will discuss the challenges in fulfilling the UN Decade of Action commitments faced by the government and industry at large.

This IRF Workshop will discuss the challenges in fulfilling the UN Decade of Action commitments of the faced by the government and industry at large.

Global efforts to improve highway safety have generally delivered considerable progress over the last ten years, while safety authorities have set even more aggressive goals for the future. In that light, it is perhaps a good time to take stock of how the latest geographic information systems (GIS) technologies can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.

The one-day program will focus on the roadside safety in Turkey. The top Turkish government and private sector stakeholders will be in attendance to discuss current and existing standards and how to utilize international best practices to improve safety in Turkey. Simultaneous translation will be available.

The International Road Federation's Safer Roads by Design™ certified training course provides attendees with practical information that can be used immediately to improve safety conditions in medians, gores, roadsides and work zones for all road users in the region.

The Find-A-Way Award was established in 2012 by IRF Chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel to recognize outstanding leadership and commitment to safer roads by national, regional, and local governments. The Award is presented every year on the anniversary of the launch of the UN Decade of Action, with a goal to cut road traffic deaths and serious injuries by 50% in 2020.

IRF opens wide-reaching discussions on fostering a common culture of road safety, environmental sustainability and resilient road design in the Caribbean.

On April 10, 2014, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly requested the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the Third UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015. The Week will be held May 4-10, 2015 under the theme “children and road safety”. The aim of the week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect children and generate action on the measures needed to do so.

Delegates from ten countries participated in a seven-day IRF Safer Roads by Design© Across 6 Continents Certified Training Program that focused on Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Road Safety Audit and Traffic Engineering with a slant toward Motorcycle Safety in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 15 to March 24, 2015.

The “Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Seminar” is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs in the world. Experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a ten day period. The purpose of this training program is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities by 50 percent by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits.

The Kenneth A. Stonex Roadside Safety Award was established in 1991 to recognize lifetime contributions to roadside safety. It was originally named for Ken Stonex, a General Motors employee who was a pioneer for roadside safety long before the seriousness of run-off-road crashes was recognized by most transportation agencies. The Transportation Research Board’s AFB20 Committee on roadside safety now presents the award annually to a deserving individual during TRB’s Annual Meeting.

The International Road Federation recognizes the significant role of the World Bank and other regional Multilateral Development Banks in influencing quality standards for road infrastructure and the broader transport system across all the countries where they operate.

The “Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Seminar” is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs in the world. Experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a ten day period. The purpose of this training program is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities by 50 percent by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits.

SRD Dates Set for Costa Rica and Chile IRF's comprehensive road safety training, Safer Roads by Design™ now has dates set for two upcoming training sessions. San José, Costa Rica will host this IRF Certified Training Course July 16-17, 2013 and Santiago, Chile will do the same October 9-11, 2013. Register today to reserve a...

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