Registration is now open for Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C), 17th International Conference

The 17th RS5C conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 17-19th 2016. Register now and be part of one of the premier and most prestigious international conferences in the road safety area.

The 17th RS5C conference is organised by VTI in close cooperation with The Brazilian National Association for Transportation Research and Education (ANPET).

The form to submit abstracts to the conference was closed on August 17th 2015.


Incident Reporting in Land Transport Security at the EU level

Conference Center Albert Borschette, Brussels
Tuesday 6 October, 09:30 -  18:00 and Wednesday 7 October 2015, 09:00 - 18:30

The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport is organising a two day conference on Incident Reporting in Land Transport at the EU level on 6 & 7 October 2015 in Brussels.

This is the culmination of a series of workshops that the Commission has sponsored since the end of 2014 to look at improving incident data within the EU for Land Transport in the four areas of road and rail cargo theft, metal theft and international graffiti.


Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando 2015

The 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, organised by the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) will take place on 6-8 October 2015, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Under the auspices of the Southeastern Transportation Center, three world-class research centers will support the conference: Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation and the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF and UTK’s Center for Transportation Research.

The RSS series showcases advancements in traffic simulation and driving simulator technologies, introducing new initiatives and concepts that have emerged since the first RSS conference in Rome, Italy in 2007.


Crete TEI - Road Accidents, Injuries and Rehabilitation Conference, Iraklion 2015

An international conference on road accidents, injuries and rehabilitation organised by Health School - TEI of Crete, will take place in Iraklion, Crete, on 22-23 October 2015.

During this Conference, the results of the EU co-funded project 'Reducing the Harm and the Burden of Injuries and human Loss caused by road traffic crashes and Addressing Injury Demands through effective interventions' (REHABIL AID) will be presented and discussed together with the socio-economic aspects of road accidents in Europe.


CliPDaR and ROADAPT final conference: save the date and register today!

Register today and save the date for the final conference of CliPDaR and ROADAPT, two Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) projects on Road owners adapting to Climate Change.  

This free of charge 1 1/2 day conference will be held in English at the Diamant Center in Brussels, Belgium on 27-28th October 2015. It is aimed at road owners, road network operators, researchers, engineers, contractors and managers that have an interest in climate change and its implications for road infrastructure. Recommended hotels are given at the above registration link, which will also shortly include a draft agenda. For more information, download the factsheet or contact the event organiser.


PIARC - XXVth World Road Congress, Seoul 2015

The XXVth PIARC World Road Congress will take place in Seoul, Korea on 2-6 November 2015. The congress is organized in close cooperation between the World Road Association (PIARC), responsible for the content and development of the programme, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Expressway Corporation, the Korea Road & Transportation Association and the PIARC Korean National Committee.

During the congress research results and best practices covering all areas of road transportation will be presented.


Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’

The European Commission services responsible - Directorates-General Research & Innovation (RTD), Mobility and Transport (MOVE) and Connect (CNECT), as well as the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) - will organise the information day to present the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of transport research and innovation.

The event targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’is scheduled for 5 November 2015 in Brussels. Presentations will cover the Work Programme for 2016-2017 and the application procedure, as well as detailed information on the calls.  Participants will have networking opportunities throughout the day.  


HIT/HITE - 7th International Congress on Transportation Research 2015

The 7th International Congress on Transportation Research, organised by the Hellenic Institute of Transport and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers will take place in Athens, on 5-6 November 2015 at the amphitheater of the Ministry of Infrastructire and Transport (Anastaseos 2, Holargos).

The main topic of the congress is: 'From basic research to innovative application'. This Conference series on Transport Research (ICTR), is considered a well established event in the transport sector in Greece and it is addressed to all members of the scientific community as well as to local, regional and central authorities and all road safety stakeholders . It is also addressed to private sector industries activated in the design, development and implementation of innovative applications in the transport sector.


4th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Sydney 2015

The 4th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention organised by the ARRB Group together with SAFER will be held in Sydney, Australia, on 9-11 November 2015.

Driver distraction and inattention continue to be significant road safety problems, worldwide. DDI2015 aims to bring participants up-to-date on recent developments and trends in the field, and to bring together researchers and practitioners with particular focus on potential solutions.


Update of the Handbook on External Costs of Transport

Transport activities give rise to environmental impacts, accidents, congestion, and infrastructure wear and tear. 

In contrast to the benefits, the costs of these effects of transport are not fully borne by transport users. Without policy intervention, the so called external costs are not taken into account by transport users when they make travel decisions.

Transport users are thus faced with incorrect incentives, leading to welfare losses.


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


Interim evaluation of the Policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020

This report presents the outcomes of the interim evaluation of the Policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020. 

The evaluation takes stock of EU road safety actions completed between 2011 and March 2015 within this policy framework. It assesses the progress made towards the target of reducing the number of road fatalities by 50% until 2020.

The evaluation is based on data from the EU road accidents database CARE, on a technical study by a road safety expert, on information from external stakeholders and on findings from a wide literature review. It presents indications of the level of EU relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and added value in the road safety area.


The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic

“The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic" (ICADTS) will organise two sessions during the IALM symposium on 22 June 2016 in Venice:
-    ‘Medicinal drugs and driving’ (chaired by professor Han de Gier) and
-    ‘Current issues on drink and drug driving’ (chaired by dr. Sjoerd Houwing).  
Interested speakers (in particular young researchers and researchers from Eastern European countries) are invited to apply for a slot in the latter session (Current issues on drink and drug driving).


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.


ETSC PIN Report - Ranking EU Progress on Road Safety 2015

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has recently released the PIN Annual Report at the PIN Annual Conference on June 18th, 2015 in Brussels. In 2014, the worst annual reduction in EU road deaths since 2001 was observed. 25,845 people were killed in the EU28 as a consequence of road collisions compared to 26,009 in 2013, representing a decrease of only 0.6%, compared with the decrease of 6.7% that is needed to reach the target for 2020 by equal annual reductions. Out of the 32 countries monitored by the PIN Programme, only 18 registered a drop in the number of road deaths between 2013 and 2014, 13 saw an increase while progress stagnated in one country.

At this ETSC PIN Annual Report, it was also highlighted what the EU and member states need to do to get progress back on track to reach the EU’s 2020 road fatalities' reduction targets. NTUA contributed actively to this ETSC PIN Annual Report.