International Seminar "Road Safety for Connectivity and Productivity"

03-05 May 2017, Santiago (Chile)

During May 3, 4 and 5, the Second International Road Safety Congress of Chile 2017 "Road Safety for Connectivity and Productivity" was held in Santiago, organized by the Technical Committee on Road Safety of the Chilean Roads and Transport Association (ACCT) (www.acct.cl) in partnership with the Technical Committee C.2 "Design and Operation of Safe Road Infrastructure" of the World Road Association (PIARC).

Preparatory document for the International Seminar

Summary of the Seminar

The aim of the conference was to consolidate a certain space for the dissemination of national and international experiences on road safety, linked to road management and its dual role of providing connectivity and support to productive activities and face the permanent challenge of public, private and academic sectors, to promote safer roads, based on the conclusions of the previous Congress held in 2015.

The congress convened around 120 attendees per day, 15 companies and 5 sponsoring institutions. Participants included professionals from the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, Ministry of Public Works, Carabineros de Chile (National Police), Consultants, Service and Equipment Suppliers for the mining industry, professionals from various CODELCO divisions linked to road safety as well as from different mining companies, academics from various universities and students.

During the congress, several topics related to road safety were discussed, including international experiences on the subject, with presentations from Chile, England, Spain, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Malaysia, Sweden, Italy and Finland, among others.

Parallel to this congress was a Workshop on Road Safety Audits, showing the reality of the use of this formal process within Latin America.

Finally, based on the discussion generated during the congress, the need for an up-to-date national road safety policy and a review of governance was concluded. This requires the incorporation of road safety audits into the life cycle of Road projects, vulnerable users need to be given due attention in design standards and practices, integrate good road safety practices into productive sectors, with good practices from private and state road agencies, where technology and technological development plays an important role in the implementation of road safety measures.

International Seminar Program - 03-05 May 2017
"Road Safety for Connectivity and Productivity"

First day of the seminar (03 May)

08:00
09:00

Registration

09:00
10:30

Inauguration ceremony

10:30
11:00

Coffee break

11:00
12:00

TECHNICAL SESSION 1
Key Note Speaker 1a). Theme: Governance of Road Safety in Latin America (Spanish)
Gabriel Pérez-Salas, Chile 

Key Note Speaker 1b). Theme: Modern Road Design and Road Safety (Spanish)
Thomas Echaveguren, Chile

12:00
13:00

Technical Paper 1Application of road safety audit in the design process
John Barrell, CIHT SoRSA, UK

Technical Paper 2: Human factors in road design
Lorenzo Domenichini, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Firenze, Italy

13:00
14:30

Lunch

14:30
18:30

Road Safety Audits/Inspections Workshop PART 1 (limited audience)

Road Safety Assessment - A Malaysian perspective
Shaw Voon Wong, Malaysia

Road Safety Audits (Spanish)
Hilda Maria Gómez Vélez, CAF

Survey results about Road Safety Audits (Spanish)
Alberto Mendoza, Mexico

14:30
15:30

TECHNICAL SESSION 2
Key Note Speaker 2. Theme: Road Safety Corporate Guidelines (Spanish)
Claudio Yáñez Peña, CODELCO, Chile

15:30
16:30

Technical Paper 3: Road Management (Spanish)
Rocío Uribe, CODELCO, Chile

Technical Paper 4: Road Safety in transport of sulfuric acid (Spanish)
Fabián Ramírez Jaña, Chile

Technical Paper 5: Consultant company specialized on road safety for mining industry (Spanish)
Oscar Vargas Maqueda, Chile

16:30
17:00

Coffee break

17:00
18:30

Technical Paper 6: Winter operations (Spanish)
Adolfo González Larenas
, CODELCO, Chile

Technical Paper 7: Accidentality in mining roads (Spanish)
Antonio Videka Soler, Chile

Technical Paper 8: Risk Management of vehicle accidents in mining industry (Spanish)
Flavio Fernandez, Chile

Second Day of the Seminar (04 May)

08:00
09:00

Registration

09:00
10:00

TECHNICAL SESSION 3
Key Note Speaker 3a). Theme: Road Safety Audits and implementation process in Spain (Spanish)
Roberto Llamas Rubio, Spain

Key Note Speaker 3b). Theme: Road Safety Audits (Spanish)
Alonso Dominguez, Spain

10:00
11:00

Technical Paper 9: Road Safety Audits and the use of appropriate countermeasures
John Barrell, CIHT SoRSA, UK

Technical Paper 10: Training and accreditation requirements for road safety auditors and inspectors (Spanish)
Alberto Mendoza Díaz, Instituto Mexicano del Transporte, Mexico

Technical Paper 11: Experience of application the ISO 39001 standard in Chile (Spanish)
Francisco Frésard, Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

11:00
11:30

Coffee break

11:30
13:00

Technical Paper 12: Producing road statistic information in Chile (Spanish)
Mayor de Carabineros Sr. Fredy Vergara, Chile

Technical Paper 13: Experience in use of driving simulators (Spanish)
Jesús Orellana Garciá, Chile

Technical Paper 14: Available Speed management in design of bidirectional roads (Spanish)
Tomas Echavegurén, Chile

13:00
14:30

Lunch

14:30
18:30

Road Safety Audits/Inspections Workshop PART 2 (limited audience)
Introduction to the Workshop
John Barrell, CIHT SoRSA, UK

Road Safety Audits (Spanish)
Andrés Francisco Elizondo Granados, Costa Rica

Implementation of a Road Safety Audit plan in Uruguay (Spanish)
Teresa Aisemberg - Adriana Varela, Uruguay

Road Safety Inspection of three rural school areas in Chile (Spanish)
Jaime Campos Canessa, Chile

Road Safety Inspection of Carretera MEX-057 (Spanish)
Alberto Mendoza Díaz, Emilio Abarca, Nadia Gómez, Mexico

14:30
15:30

TECHNICAL SESSION 4
Key Note Speaker 4. Theme: Vulnerable users in rural highways
Shaw Voon Wong, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Malaysia and Steven Robertson, South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd, South Africa

15:30
16:30

Technical Paper 15: Pedestrian Audits - A checklist for safety and quality inspections of pedestrian infrastructure
Dominik Schmitt, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Technical Paper 16: Safety aspects and challenges for motorcyclists
Mathias Wärnhjelm, Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden

Technical Paper 17: Statistics and practice in Sweden with focus on pedestrians and bicyclists
Per Andersson, Swedish Transport Agency, Sweden

16:30
17:00

Coffee break

17:00
18:30

Technical Paper 18: Current status in Chile Road Safety in construction sites (Spanish)
Arturo Gálvez Araneda, Chile

Technical Paper 19: Current status in Chile Road marking lines (Spanish)
René Verdejo Barraza, Chile

Third Day of the Seminar (05 May)

08:00
09:00

Registration

09:00
10:00

TECHNICAL SESSION 5
Key Note Speaker 5. Theme: International Overview of Legal Aspects of Road Safety
Shaw Voon Wong, Malaysia

10:00
10:30

Technical Paper 19: The role of the State in road safety (Spanish)
Alejandro Torres, Consultant attorney, Chile

Technical Paper 20: Legal responsibility in road crashes. Several Chilean cases (Spanish)
José Luis Diez, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

10:30
11:00

Coffee break

11:00
12:00

Technical Paper 22: Model approach for setting speed limits
John Barrell, CIHT SoRSA, UK

Technical Paper 23: Safety effects of lower speed limits during winter months
Jaakko Klang, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland, Finland

12:00
13:00

Conclusions and closing ceremony

13:00
14:30

Lunch

14:30
18:30

Technical visit

Slideshow of the International Seminar in Santiago

The seminar

International Seminar "Road Safety for Connectivity and Productivity"