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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Proceedings of the Congress

Workshop 13 - Boosting Sustainable Road Safety Solutions in LMICs

Thursday, October 5 09:30 - 13:00
Chair: Agnes VELEZ, Lead Transportation Specialist/Multinational Relations, Team Lead at Federal Highway Administration, Washington, United States, and Robin SÉBILLE, Deputy Secretary General of PIARC
Room: Club E, 1st floor

PIARC has an active role in the efforts to improve road safety worldwide through evidence-based studies, technical reports and other type knowledge products. Technical Committee for Road Safety recognizes that 90% of traffic deaths occur in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, and uses this information to assess, identify and share best practices of road safety activities for LMICs through the development of documents and cases studies highlighting international practices and lessons learned. The Technical Committee is focused on making proven countermeasures that are effective in reducing the likelihood and severity of crashes, available to LMICs for consideration in safety project development.

This workshop was dedicated to Effective Road Safety Management and Targeted Road Safety Solutions for LMIC and vivid discussions with key international road safety experts. Important results from key PIARC Publications were demonstrated, like the famous PIARC Road Safety Manual and the recent Reports on LMIC Specific Issues and Successful Case Studies. Emphasis was given to Infrastructure, Human Factors, Speeding and Vehicles and the related data and analyses as well as the management and research infrastructure needed in LMICs. A comprehensive set of key recommendations for the successful implementation of best practice was provided and thoroughly discussed.

  1. Part 1 - Effective Road Safety Management in LMICs
  2. Welcome and introduction
  3. Presentations
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Part 2 - Targeted Road Safety Solutions in LMICs
  6. Welcome and introduction
  7. Presentations
  8. Questions and Answers
  9. Conclusion
  10. Final conclusions
  11. Organization

Part 1 - Effective Road Safety Management in LMICs

Welcome and introduction

 • Agnes VELEZ, Lead Transportation Specialist/Multinational Relations, Team Lead at Federal Highway Administration, Washington, United States


  • Safe System Approach in practice
    Stephen PERKINS - Senior Counsellor at the ITF
  • Guiding government action through legislation, education, enforcement and use of technology
    Nneka HENRY (Switzerland) - Head of the UN Road Safety Fund Secretariat
  • The need of building a sustainable knowledge and research infrastructure in LMICs
    Hans GODTHELP (Partner at the Foundation Road safety for all, Netherlands) - Member of PIARC TC 3.1 Road Safety
  • Key Road Safety Management Practices
    Anastasios DRAGOMANOVITS (Greece) - Civil Engineer and Research Associate at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at National Technical University of Athens
  • Road safety Data and Analyses
    Matts-Ake BELIN (Switzerland) - Global Lead, Decade of Action for Road Safety, World Health Organisation, Geneva

Questions and Answers

 • Agnes VELEZ


Part 2 - Targeted Road Safety Solutions in LMICs

Welcome and introduction


  • Successful Case Studies in LMICs
    Ahmed KSENTINI (Tunisia) - University of Sfax, member of PIARC TC 3.1 Road Safety
  • Providing safer road Infrastructure
    John MILTON (United States) - Director of Transportation Safety and Systems Analysis at the Washington State Department of Transportation, Chair of PIARC Road Safety TC3.1 Committee
  • Considering Human Factors in Road Safety
    Isabela ERDELEAN (Austria) - Research Engineer and Project Manager at the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Managing Speed for all road users
    John BARRELL (United Kingdom) - International Road Safety Consultant, member of PIARC TC 3.1 Road Safety
  • Conducting road safety assessments on access routes to transit systems
    Edoardo MAZZIA - Managing Director of FRED Engineering

Questions and Answers

 • Robin SÉBILLE


• Agnes VELEZ

Final conclusions


Organizers of the session: George YANNIS, Hans GODTHELP & Ahmed KSENTINI
Secretary of the session: Isabela ERDELEAN, AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology)