Promoting Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users

Capetown, South Africa
25-27 October 2009

This international seminar has been organised by the PIARC Technical Committees C.1 Safer Road Infrastructure and C.2 Safer Road Operations in cooperation with the Association of Southern African National Road Agencies and the Road Traffic Management Corporation: South Africa.

Seminar proceedings

25 October 2009:

Technical Field visit: R300 Freeway.

Presentation on the R300. Imelda Julies, SANRAL, South Africa.

English

26 October 2009:

Welcome and Introduction of the South African Youth Choir. Mr. Nazir Alli, CEO South African National Roads Agency Limited, South Africa.

 

PIARC Presentation. Mr. Jeremy Kaltenrieder, PIARC Secretariat, France.

English

Global Status Report on Road Safety: the Plight of Vulnerable Road Users. Dr. Tami Toroyan, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.

English

Overview of Transport-related Fatalities in South Africa. Mr. Hilton Donson, MRC-UNISA, Violence & Injury Lead Programme, South Africa.

English

Road Safety in the Western Cape. Mr. Robin Carlisle, MEC Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, South Africa.

 

Keynote address. Mr. Sibusiso Ndebele, MP, Minister of Transport, South Africa.

 

Session 1: Vulnerable Road User Policy, Planning and Management Issues.

Chairperson: Prof. Fred Otieno, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users, the Malaysian Experience. Prof. Dr. Farhan Sadullah, Chair TC C.2'Safer Road Operations', MIROS, Malaysia.

English

Road Safety Management for Vulnerable Road users. Mr. Peter Elsenaar, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), the Netherlands.

English

Non-Motorised Transport Policy. Mr. Ngwako Makaepea, Department of Transport, South Africa.

English

Road Safety Masterplans for Vulnerable Road Users. Mr. Hilton Vorster, City of Tshwane, South Africa.

English

Session 2: Vulnerable Road User Infrastructure and Engineering Issues.

Chairperson: Mr. Nazir Alli, CEO South African National Roads Agency Limited, South Africa

How to make our towns safer for Vulnerable Road Users? Mr. Hans Vollpracht, Chair of TC C.1'Safer Road Infrastructure' Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

English

Deficiencies in Urban Roads: Road Design for Vulnerable Road Users. Prof. Dr. J Gerlach, University of Wuppertal, Germany.

English

Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in India. Mr. Aditya Bahadur, Ministry of Road and Highways / School of Planning and Architecture, India.

English

Engineering Solutions for Developing Countries. Mr. Jan Coetzee, ITS Engineers 5pty) Ltd, South Africa.

English

Session 3: Vulnerable Road User Education and Awareness issues.

Chairperson: Ms. Rikke Rysgaard, GRSP Advisor, Geneva, SWitzerland

The Social Marketing Aspects of Road Safety Awareness. Dr. Peter Venter, GRSP, South Africa.

English

The Use of the New Media. Ms. Eunene Sucevic, NXT, South Africa.

English

Community Development and the role of road safety education. Ms. Elna Fourie, SANRAL, South Africa.

English

Session 4: Vulnerable Road User Legislation and Traffic Law Enforcement Issues.

Chairperson: Mr. Ashref Ismail, Road Traffic Management Corporation, South Africa

Vctoria Road Safety Strategies. Mr. George Mavroyeni, VicRoads, Australia.

English

Speed Management throug Work Zones. Dr. Marion Sinclaire, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

English

Vulnerable Road User Law Enforcement Issues, KwaZulu-Natal Province Experiences. Mr. John Schnell, Department of Transport, Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

English

27 October 2009: WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Session 5A - VRU Infrastructure and Engineering Issues.

Facilitator: Mr. Hans Vollpracht, Chair of TC C.1'Safer Road Infrastructure', Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

Reporter: Mr. Jan Coetzee, ITS Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa.

Presentation 1: Catalogue of Design Safety Problems and Countermeasures: the Vulnerable Road User Issue. Ms. Lise Fournier, Ministry of Transport, Quebec.

English

Presentation 2: Space perception of bicyclist and Road Design for Vulnerable Road Users. Dr. Sibylle Birth, Intelligenz System Transfer, Germany - Mr. Daniel Aubin, DESSAU INC. - Transports, Quebec.

English

Presentation 3: Bicycle Safety: Single-bicycle accidents and road factors. Mr. Paul Schepers, Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management, the Netherlands.

English

Presentation 4: Innovations in Pedestrian Safety. Mr. Michael Griffith, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S.A.

English

Session 5B - VRU Policy and Planning Issues/ Education and Awareness.

Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Farhan Mohd Sadullah, Chair of TC C.2'Safer Road Operations', MIROS, Malaysia.

Reporter: Mr. Ngwako Makaepea, Department of Transport, South Africa

Presentation 1: Improving Road Safety of Vulnerable Road User on Belgian Highways. Mr. Philip Vaneerdewegh, Belgian Road Safety Institute, Belgium.

English

Presentation 2: Bakwena's Response to the Plight of Vulnerable Road Users. Mr. Hennie Van Tonder, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, South Africa.

English

Presentation 3: Road Safety Promotion and Awareness in Zambia. Ms. Scholastica Bowa Mulenga, Road Transport and Safety Agency, Zambia.

English

Session 5C - VRU Legislation and Traffic Law Enforcement.

Facilitator: Mr. George Mavroyeni, VicRoads, Australia.

Reporter: Mr. John Schnell, Department of Transport, Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa

Presentation 1: the RMTC. Mr. Ashref Ismail, Road Traffic Management Corporation, South Africa.

English

Presentation 2: Traffic Legislation Impacting on Vulnerable Road Users. Ms. Alta Swanepoel, Alta Swanepoel and Partners, South Africa.

English

Presentation 3: Work Zone Safety. Mr. Mike Greenhalgh, Amey plc, United-Kingdom.

English

Session 6 - Short Feedback from Workshop's 5A, 5B, 5C. Prof. Dr. Farhan Modh Sadullah, Mr. Hans Vollpracht, Mr. George Mavroyeni

Panel Discussion: Mr. Ngwako Makaepea, Mr. Ashref Ismail, Dr. Tami Toroyan, Dr. Pieter Venter

Conclusion/Resolution

 

The Seminar