Road Safety exhibition during the 87th TIF 2023
Road Safety Institute (RSI) “Panos Mylonas” was present and actively participated in the 87th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) held on September 9-17 2023. RSI had an information station on road safety hosted in the exhibition area of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. Visitors had the opportunity to try out RSI driving simulator and learn about dangerous situations and risky behaviors on the road based on different scenarios the simulator enables. They also had the opportunity to be informed on the consequences of drunk driving with the “Wrong Side of the Road” educational project exhibited at the RSI installation stand.
TIF is a major trade fair event organised annually in Greece in September bringing together the Government Bodies and private sector stakeholders presenting and demonstrating their strategic initiatives, activities and achievements as well as business opportunities and progress development issues. Organised by HELEXPO SA the TIF has stood as a testament to Greece’s economic and cultural advancements since 1926.
Despite the fact that during the days of the 87th TIF the situation in Greece was critical due to the disaster and devastating damages in the country caused by the storm “Daniel”,RSI people were present at the Fair to inform the public on Road Safety issues and discuss with the representatives of the Government officials as those of the private institutions and entities that visited the exhibition.
FitDrive in Sweden
On 12 and 13 September the 5th Consortium Meeting of the FitDrive Project was held in Vasteras (Sweden). The Project has the ambitious objective of design, implement and test new toolkits and methodologies, for monitoring and evaluating driving performance, cognitive load, physical or mental fatigue and reaction time, providing information to drivers, intelligent road systems, the enterprise and police roadside controls.
John Lepine, the EFA delegate, says: “FitDrive will develop a new screening device to improve reliability and efficiency while considering cost effective aspects. The project will impact on road safety by preventing and thus reducing fatalities of drivers; to improve professional drivers working conditions, focusing on their overall health and roadside random controls increasing their effectiveness by screening only those drivers resulting with an anomalous behavior and with the possibilities of the new screening device”.
AAMVA and EFA
The EFA was invited to participate in the annual conference organized by the AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators), held in Madison (Wisconsin) from 26 to 28 September. The EFA presented the European Education System and its commitment to achieving high-quality standardization in education in Europe. Secretary General Manuel Picardi declares: “we are very happy to have been invited to this important event and we thank our friends at AAMVA for giving us the opportunity to present to our American colleagues Europe’s commitment to achieving better results in the field of road safety”. AAMVA and EFA have been collaborating for a couple of years already, both being part of the UNECE WP.1. New and interesting prospects for collaboration in the field of training for the two associations. EFA shared the European session with Servi Beckers representing EReg. Special thanks go to AAMVA President & CEO Ian Grossman, as well as his collaborators Mindy Stephens and Denise Hanchulak.
17th ANIECA International Congress
On 28 October 2023 in Lisbon (Portugal) there will be the 17th ANIECA International Congress entitled “Valuing the Driving School”.
The International Congress aims to highlight the fundamental contribution of driving schools to a safer environment and will feature the participation of several national and international entities.
If you want to take part at the International Congress, please contact directly ANIECA at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Elderly drivers are involved in most road accidents in Austria
In the period 2018 to 2022, car drivers under the age of 20 and those aged 75 and over caused the most frequent road accidents involving personal injury. In contrast, car drivers between the ages of 45 and 49 were the least likely to be involved in accidents.
The United Nations and JCDecaux launch Global Road Safety campaign
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr Jean Todt, and Jean-Charles Decaux, co-CEO of JCDecaux, launched today a new UN Global Road Safety campaign to address road traffic crashes, which are the leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 29 around the world.
Road Traffic Injuries and Deaths – New Ways To Help Solve A Global Problem
Did you know that traffic crashes are the number 1 cause of death for people under 29?¹ Read more here.
To combat this issue, cities around the world are adopting Vision Zero policies, which aim to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
The traditional approach to road safety has been reactive, relying on historical and unreliable crash data. But safety studies help identify high-risk areas and accident-prone zones, enabling traffic departments to roll out targeted safety measures such as improved signage, pedestrian crossings, and road redesigns to create safer streets for everyone.
Road safety ensuring: global and local solutions
International Scientific and Practical Conference. The conference is timed to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims which is held every year on the 3rd Sunday of November, according to the Resolution of the UN General Assembly. Since 2006, the Donetsk State University of Internal Affairs has been holding international scientific and practical conferences aimed at solving urgent issues of transport safety. The purpose of the events within the conference is to consolidate the actions of representatives of the state bodies, scientific institutions, public organizations, and media aimed at solving road safety problems, the approbation of progressive views, ideas, and innovative technologies, as well as the development of joint projects and proposals for legislation.