The World Road Association-PIARC was established in 1909. It brings together the road administrations of 121 governments and has members--individuals, companies, authorities and organizations in over 140 countries.
The World Road Association organizes jointly with GDKKiA, the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, the XVth International Winter Road Congress. It will take place in Gdańsk (Poland) from 20 to 23 February 2018.
At its meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 21-22 September 2016, the Council of the World Road Association elected its new President and the New Executive Committee for the 2017-2020 period.
The General Report of the XXVth World Road Congress , which was held in Seoul (South Korea ) in November 2015, is now available online.
Issue N° 37 (fourth quarter 2016) dedicated to Climate Change and Risk Management covers seven contributions from Australia, Canada, Greece and Romania.
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PIARC has published three interactive electronic Manuals, which are available online free of charge. These compendiums address Road Safety, Road Network Operations and ITS, and Tunnels.
The economy of every country has a strong relationship with its road network. A well preserved network will attract investment and make growth happen. It will also help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by improving accessibility and mobility to schools, health facilities and markets. It will also go some way to meeting targets on road safety and climate. [...] Display the technical report
In the case of road safety, the Human Factors concept considers road characteristics that influence a driver's right or wrong driving actions. It understands the causes of road users' operational mistakes as the first step in a chain of actions which may proceed to an accident. Many often observed operational mistakes result from a direct, subconscious interaction [...] Display the technical report
We can consider that the most recent developments of the vehicles are: the massive deployment of sensors, actuators and computers allowing to develop a kind of "vehicle and transport system intelligence"; their ability to communicate among themselves or with the infrastructure through the concept of cooperative systems; the introduction of electric motor combined [...] Display the technical report
Extreme winter weather between 2008 and 2015 tested highway winter maintenance arrangements in many parts of the world. Unusually cold weather and significant snow events resulted in significant transport disruption and international media attention. From these challenges arose an opportunity to learn more about, and improve, the service provided to the road [...] 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.