REMINDER - RS5C - Road Safety on Five Continents

Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) is an international conference in the road safety area aiming to increase road safety globally. It provides a platform for knowledge exchange on road safety and safe mobility thereby helping to reduce the health problems associated with road traffic.

The conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 17-19th 2016.

Call for abstracts and special sessions is now open.

DEADLINE for submission of abstracts is August 16th 2015


Young Researchers Seminar 2015

The Young Researchers Seminar 2015 was successfully held from the 17th until the 19th of June 2015 in Rome, at the “Sapienza” University of Rome. The seminar was hosted by FERSI member Research Centre for Transport and Logistics. On behalf of FERSI I would like to express a gratitude to CTL Director, Prof. Luca Persia and to his team for enabling us to work in a very pleasant atmosphere.
The Young Researchers Seminar is sponsored and organized by ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI since 2005. The seminar offers to young road transport researchers from Europe and USA (via TRB) an opportunity to present results of their research and to learn effective presentation and communication techniques. Besides, the seminar serves as an excellent networking platform for road transport research young professionals.
Young researchers prepare their presentations with a help of experienced tutors from sponsoring organizations. 
We congratulate Ms. Veronica Kureckova from CDV (Czech Republic) who has made the best presentation and received the first award. Ms. Kureckova’s presentation was a sample of presenting results of scientific research professionally and clearly, briefly and attractively for an audience. 
We congratulate the winners of the second award shared this year by three researchers: 
Gaby Gurczik, DLR (Germany) 
André Paixao, LNEC (Portugal)
José Ramalho, Polito (Italy) 
All award winners managed to convince the audience with their dedication, inspiration and profound knowledge.
Looking forward to meeting (not only young) FERSI colleagues at the next Young Researchers Seminar, that will take place 2017 in Germany. 
Horst Schulze
FERSI President


EC report on vehicle safety features

The European Commission has published a report with a list of over 50 specific vehicle safety features that have the most potential to improve vehicle safety, and thus road safety, in the EU


ERF newsletter

The European Union Road Federation has launched its Position Paper aiming at improving road safety in work zones. 

The results of the EU co-funded initiative within the framework of which experts have investigated the impact of road markings on driver behaviour were presented at the final conference of RAINVISION Project.