The World Road Association-PIARC was established in 1909. It brings together the road administrations of 122 governments and has members--individuals, companies, authorities and organizations--in over 140 countries.
Our Road Safety Manual, launched November 3rd, 2015 at the 25th World Road Congress in Seoul, will enable countries and regions at all stages of development to achieve the goals in the United Nations Decade of Action and create a road system to save lives. This web-based tool is designed to help practitioners and decision-makers to implement a safe system infrastructure.
The manual can be accessed free of charge at roadsafety.piarc.org (currently in English only, French and Spanish versions to follow).
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Actions undertaken to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on road networks have varied from one country to another. They include legal, regulatory and institutional measures; promoting other transport modes; introducing new, green technologies; undertaking permanent supervision of embankments and slopes to reduce risks of collapse, accidents and interruptions [...] Display the technical report
In many countries, the average age of the road bridges stock is over fifty years, and a large number of the bridges are not in good condition. The economic issue leads to the search for innovative solutions to extend the service life of the bridges and rehabilitate them in the most cost-effective way. From an international survey, twenty-two cases of degradation [...] Display the technical report
This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection of the environment, and even the security of other transportation [...] Display the technical report
This fourth edition of the Snow and Ice Databook was produced to accompany the 14th International Winter Road Congress held in Andorra. It compiles in a homogeneous and consistent format descriptions of practices for managing winter road conditions from nearly 30 countries. The four country-specific headings consist of: description based on geography, demographics [...] Display the technical report
On 11 May 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/64/255 with the goal of improving road safety.
This text was followed by a presentation by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Baan Ki-Moon, of the Global Plan of Action for the Decade for Road Safety 2011-2020.