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Publications Routes/Roads Road safety

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road safety. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Employ Innovation, Technology and Cooperation to Reduce Collisions between Vehicles and Wildlife

    The budget for transportation infrastructure development in most of the world is huge: upgrading of junctions, expansion of roads, building new high-speed train tracks are an integral part of expanding the connectivity between different countries, increasing the movement of goods and freight, and putting in place trade agreements.

  • A Short History of Road Safety in France

    Today, each French citizen travels 35 times farther on the roads, by means other than walking, than they did in 1900. Back then, there were only 3,500 cars on the roads, and some 5 million horse-drawn vehicles. However, the risk of dying on the roads is actually lower today. The number of road deaths peaked in 1972 at more than five times its current level, but the official report “La sécurité routière en France” (Road Safety in France) details only the small measures taken after 1972. [...]

  • Emergency Communications At The Forth Bridges

    Scotland’s Forth Bridges provide a pertinent case study on the use of web media and social networks to manage emergencies on an important transport link.In June 2015 the Scottish Ministers, through their agency Transport Scotland, appointed a new Operating Company to take over the management and maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge. They chose to keep and evolve existing web-based communication channels in order to retain followers and capitalise on established trust and goodwill.

  • XXVI World Road Congress – Abu Dhabi, October 2019 Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies - General Report

    The General Report of the XXVI World Road Congress has been prepared by GHD under contract with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. It has not been possible to include the conclusions of all sessions in this report. They will be available from PIARC’s website.

  • Vulnerable Road Users on Rural Highways - A Malaysian Perspective

    Une personne meurt toutes les 30 secondes sur les routes à travers le monde et ce chiffre, donné par les statistiques mondiales d’accidentalité, s’alourdit. La Malaisie, où la motorisation et la population ont augmenté rapidement ces trente dernières années, est victime de ce triste scénario, à une moindre échelle toutefois. Si le pays ne redouble pas d’efforts pour enrayer la situation, les accidents de la route rejoindront le VIH/SIDA parmi les principales causes de mortalité [...]