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
Vulnerable road users: Diagnosis of design and operational safety problems and potential countermeasures
2016R34EN - Technical Report
The Role of Road Engineering in Combatting Driver Distraction and Fatigue Road Safety Risks
2016R24EN - Technical Report
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15th International Symposium on Heavy vehicle transport technologyOctober 2-5, 2018 // Rotterdam (Netherlands)
FISITA World Automotive Congress 2018October 02-05, 2018 // Chennai (India)"Disruptive Technologies for Affordable and Sustainable Mobility"
PIARC international conference on road tunnel operations and safetyOctober 03-05, 2018 // Lyon (France)
International Seminar "Safer Roads that Save Lives: The PIARC Contributions to the UN targets and Initiatives"October 17-19, 2018 // Beijing (China)
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