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Below is the list of IRF Road Safety Publications. Other publications on the same topic can be found on the gTKP Website

 Image The IRF Guidelines for the Development of Road Safety Master Plans
Under the auspices of its Group of Experts on Road Safety IRF has launched a set of comprehensive Guidelines for the Development of Road Safety Master Plans. The Guidelines, which may be downloaded free of charge, are designed to guide and provide practical advice - backed up with comprehensive case studies - to municipal authorities throughout the world as they strive to make their communities safer through the creation and implementation of road safety master plans.

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 Image IRF Road Safety Newsletter - September 2012
As we prepare to enter the last trimester of 2012, the IRF Road Safety program is moving forward rapidly with a number of exciting initiatives, events and activities. All of these are helping IRF, and our members from all over the world, to fulfill our common commitment to the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety. We are all looking forward to our on-going successes at promoting Safer Roads & Mobility and reducing the dramatic road injury and death epidemic around the world.

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 Image IRF Road Safety Newsletter - January 2012
2011 will be remembered as a watershed year in terms of road safety, notably marking the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020).

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 Image Safe Roads for Development - A Policy Framework for Safe Infrastructure on Major Road Transport Networks
This document focuses primarily on the safety of the users of these major roads and the conflicts between different road users resulting from the heavy use of these roads by motorised transport. Therefore, the report does not cover the roles that roads – often local roads and streets – fulfil as part of their “public domain” as a place to meet, to talk or play or search for goods and services.

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An ISO standard for road traffic safety management
Within a few years, road accidents will be one of the most common causes of injury and death. However, even serious events can be prevented by systematic and evidencebased interventions.

ISO is therefore developing ISO 39001, a management system standard for road traffic safety. The standard targets all organizations wishing to reduce death and serious injury related to road travel. With ISO 39001 these organizations will have to comply with established safety indicators such as speed, vehicle condition and driver awareness.

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UNECE Transport Review | First edition - November 2008
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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Road Safety
In the first edition - on the environment - we examined the degree to which current levels of mobility are sustainable, however vital they may be for the world economy in general and isolated communities in particular. The same principles apply to our choice of subject for this special edition: road safety.

 Image Safety in Road Tunnels
With a series of recent accidents in major European alpine road tunnels – Mont-Blanc between France and Italy, Tauern in Austria and St-Gothard in Switzerland – in which some 62 died, traffic safety in tunnels has been become a burning issue for the public, politicians and experts.

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 Image Maintenance of Road Signs, Markings and Other Safety Assets

Maintenance of Road Signs, Markings and Other Safety Assets : A Cost Effective Means of Optimising Road Safety

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 Image IRF Road Safety Policy
A presentation of the IRF perspective on road safety. (Oct 2005)

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 Image Please Stop Blaming the Driver
Article on road infrastructure safety published in the World highways magazine (Oct 2003)

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 Image Safe Mobility
An IRF discussion paper on road infrastructure safety. (2003)

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