Video launched for the sixth European Road Safety Day

The roads in the EU are getting safer -- from around 76 000 road deaths per year in 1991 to 26 000 deaths reported in 2013. This is the result of hard work by many actors on local, national and EU level. The EU road safety work focuses on seven objectives for the period 2011-2020: Better education of road users, better enforcement of traffic rules, safer roads, safer vehicles, better use of modern technologies, reducing the number of serious road traffic injuries and improving the safety of vulnerable road users. The EU road safety work is a great success story. Yet, the work is still far from done. Every death is one too many. This video was launched on the occasion of the sixth European Road Safety Day, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Greek EU Presidency in Athens on 9th May 2014. The European Road Safety Day is a yearly event that brings together road safety experts, NGOs, policy makers and the industry to find common solutions to European road safety problems.

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Ageing and Safe Mobility - Conference Announcement

The Forum of the European Road safety Research Institutes (FERSI)
The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI)
The European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA)
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)
The Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL)
The Human Centred Design for Information Society Technologies Network (HUMANIST)

invite to the European Interdisciplinary Conference “Ageing and Safe Mobility”.

The Conference will focus on road safety issues of elderly road users. The convention will aim at elaborating policy recommendations concerning implementation of available evidence based results in the domain of the road safety research.

Participants are invited to participate in three conference sections:
      1.    Human Factors
Organised by FERSI and ECTRI. Key Speaker Prof. Georg Rudinger (University of Bonn)
      2.    Infrastructure
Organised by FEHRL. Key Speaker Prof. Francesca la Torre (University of Florence)
      3.    Vehicles engineering
Organised by EuroNCAP and HUMANIST. Key Speaker Prof. Claes Tingvall (Swedish Transport Administration)

Conference Date and Location

The two-days Conference will be held at the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, on 27-28.11.2014.

Registration
Please use the electronic REGISTRATION FORM

Contact
info.ageingconference@bast.de

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FERSI position paper “Towards safer roads in Europe”

FERSI completed its position paper concerning road safety research priorities for the next decade. The paper was developed within the framework of a broad discussion among FERSI members and reflects their consensus concerning most important research directions for European road safety research community.

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FERSI position paper on injuries classification

FERSI approved the position paper on the classification of injuries occurred in the road traffic. The paper, developed by FERSI Working group, analyses the problem of unification of injuries classification in the European Union and offers a set of immediate actions to be taken to solve existing problems.

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OSIT2014: 2nd International Occupational Safety in Transport Conference

OSIT2014: 2nd International Occupational Safety in Transport Conference,
18-19 September 2014, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Website: http://ositconference.com/  Email: ositconference@qut.edu.au
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
Abstracts are now being accepted for this conference and close on 17 March 2014. For more information, including modes of presentation, topics and submission guidelines, visit http://ositconference.com/call-for-submissions/
 
REGISTRATION:  Opens 3 March 2014 

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