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Technical Workshop on Road Safety Audits in Improving Traffic Safety
November 8, 2020 – November 10, 2020 CET
IRF hosted on 8-10 November together with the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Centre (QTTSC) of the University of Qatar a three-day technical workshop on road safety audits and road safety engineering. With over 1’200 registered participants from all over the world, the workshop provided unparalleled opportunity to learn and exchange and proved yet again the value of IRF’s trainings and IRF’s contribution to capacity building worldwide.
The newly adopted UN Resolution on “Improving Global Road Safety” encourages Member States to make efforts to ensure the safety and protection of all road users through safer road infrastructure by taking into account the needs of motorized and non-motorized transport, and other vulnerable road users, especially on the highest-risk roads with high rates of crashes, through a combination of proper planning and safety assessment, including design, building and maintenance of roads.
1.35 million people die on roads every year. Road Traffic Injuries are 8th leading cause of death. The new resolution declares a new Decade of Action (2021-2030) with the objective to reach a 50% reduction of deaths and injuries by 2030.
Road Safety Audits (RSAs) are one of the main risk assessment tools that can be applied at successive stages of road planning, design, and operations. This online technical workshop was successful in building the understanding of the importance and benefits of RSAs. Furthermore, it provided basic information on the scope and procedure of RSAs as well as the role and skills of the RSA team.
Programme, trainers and recordings of the three sessions are available below.