Abstracts invited for international conference

12.00 | 13 September 2012 |

Abstracts are being invited for The 4th International Safer Roads Conference, which will be held in Cheltenham, 18 – 24 May 2014.

The conference is a regular event run every four years alternately in the UK and New Zealand. It focuses on the road environment and keeping delegates abreast of new and emerging technologies that will assist in reducing the  number and severity of road casualties. The conference is organized by WDM in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Highways Engineers (CIHT) and the NZ Transport Agency.

The overriding theme of the 2014 conference is that ‘saving lives through safer roads will not happen by accident’. The conference will explore how the experience and knowledge of engineers from across the globe in the road maintenance and safety sectors can support informed decision making and policy development that improves road safety and efficiency.

Delegates will comprise engineers, practitioners, policy makers and other professionals from central and local governments, academics from universities and research organisations, consultants and contractors.

The organisers of the conference are inviting abstracts covering any aspect of work related to achieving the conference’s aim of helping to deliver safer roads.

Abstracts are particularly encouraged that describe innovative solutions and address the current issues of restricted funding and climate change, and which provide evidence of the consequences of improvement programmes.

Improving efficiency to achieve safer roads is expected to be a significant aspect of the conference, so papers describing collaborative management, continuing to achieve casualty reduction with constrained budgets, plus the impact of localism and the withdrawal of safety cameras and other safety related activities, will be relevant.

Click here to visit the conference website where there is a link to the ‘call for abstracts’.


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