At the onset of the automobile, road safety has been a subject of heated debate in society. The first International Road Congress in Paris in 1908 discussed the problems associated with the mix of traffic and the need to establish regulations. Since then, security issues have appeared regularly on the agenda of World Road Congresses and the evolution of ideas can be traced in the proceedings of these Congresses.
In 1953 the Association set up a first technical committee on road safety. Activity in this area has continued unabated and intensified in the next century. The first works of this committee were published on the occasion of the World Road Congresses. Since 1991 technical reports are published independently of Congresses.
Technical reports prepared by the Technical Committees in the field of Road Safety
Road safety manual
An electronic manual for all technicians and managers concerned about road safety issues
Latest Technical Reports
The Role of Road Engineering in Combatting Driver Distraction and Fatigue Road Safety Risks
2016R24EN - Technical Report
Improving safety in road tunnels through real-time communication with users
2016R06EN - Technical Report
Fixed fire fighting systems in road tunnels: Current practices and recommendations
2016R03EN - Technical Report
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XVth European Transport Congress and Xth International Road CongressJune 07-09, 2017 // Budapest (Hungary)
"Vision Zero" ConferenceJune 14-15, 2017 // Stockholm (Sweden)"Safety, Automated Transport, Urbanization"
6th IRTAD ConferenceOctober 11-12, 2017 // Marrakech (Morocco)Better Road Safety Data for Better Safety Outcomes
5th IRF Middle East Regional Congress & ExhibitionOctober 29-31, 2017 // Dubai (United Arab Emirates)"Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century"
18th IRF World MeetingNovember 14-17, 2017 // New Delhi (India)"Safe Roads and Smart Mobility : The Engines of Economic Growth"
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