IRF Members News
Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the 5th UN Global Road Safety Week was held from 6-12 May 2019. This Week was focused on leadership for road safety. It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the Global Goals. Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives - #SpeakUp.
02 April 2019
SWARCO Relaunches Website
A crucial project within SWARCO's strategic marketing programs has culminated in the relaunch of the website. The new internet presence went live at the beginning of February and comes right in time for SWARCO's anniversary year. During the past eighteen months SWARCO has defined a new Corporate Policy and Brand Strategy including a new claim: SWARCO | The Better Way. Every Day. The new site has been developed taking into account a user-friendly content management system, a fresh graphic look and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) aspects. A lot of progress has also been made in SWARCO's Employer Branding activities, presenting the company as an attractive employer who is constantly looking for the best heads in the industry.
02 April 2019
Federating Motorway concessionaires in Greece
The recent (2017) completion of Greece’s new network of interurban toll motorways has enabled HELLASTRON to take on an active role, both domestically and internationally.
Highly aware of the importance of Inspection, Audit and Intelligent Transport Systems, College Tempulli, AMRKS, Road Safety and Transport Research Institute, Kosovo Road Safety Forum with support from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport organized the 6th International Conference on "Inspection, Auditing and importance of Intelligent Transport Systems" from 24 to 27 January 2019 in Pristina, Kosovo.
For more than 50 years, Evonik – a world leader in specialty chemicals and the inventor of MMA cold plastic road markings - has been at the forefront in efforts to improve road safety and disseminate best practices in the field. On 18th December 2018, Evonik bestowed the 3rd edition of the “Evonik Road Safety Award” in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
18 December 2018
Qatar wins prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award
On 12th December, the Secretary General of the National Traffic Safety Committee, Brigadier Mohamed Abdullah al-Malki, received the prestigious Prince Michael International Award for Traffic Safety at a ceremony in London.
China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS) led a Delegation to IRF in Geneva to get insights on current developments in the sector and to meet key United Nations officials in charge of transport.
17 December 2018
YOURS runs panel on "Meaningful Youth Engagement in Road Safety"
On 19 November 2018, YOURS co-organized a high-level international road safety conference in Malta. The Government of Malta and the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization asked YOURS to Chair and bring together a panel that would discuss meaningful youth engagement in designing a safe mobility system. In other words, discuss the importance of effective youth involvement in policymaking, implementation, and evaluation.
SIA was awarded with a project in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. With local and regional centre of activities, this city has very active weekend activities and has been one of the main destinations for weekends for the inhabitants of Mexico City. Valle de Bravo is situated in the State of Mexico and is around 200 km from the city. There is a lake for sailing or other water activities and many kilometres of paths for hiking, cycling, and many other outdoor sports
21 September 2018
Roundtable discussion ”Analysis of the safety situation in Kosovo roads
A roundtable discussion was organized by College “Tempulli” on "Analysis of the safety situation in Kosovo roads", aimed at checking the role of institutions in increasing traffic safety and undertaking concrete measures in order to improve the situation of safe circulation on the roads of the country.
21 September 2018
Opening of the Australian’s New National Transport Research Centre
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack officially opened the multi-million dollar National Transport Research Centre in Port Melbourne on Wednesday, September 5.
China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS) with the guidance and support from Ministry of Transport of China, China Association for Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Engineering and UN Environment, is pleased to host the First International Forum on Connected and Automated Vehicle Highway Systems on November 1-3, 2018 at the Beijing International Convention Center in Beijing, China.
21 September 2018
The Global Alliance of NGOs to host its sixth Global Meeting
In April 2019, the Alliance will hold the Sixth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims (the Global Meeting) in Chania, Greece. The Global Meeting will be the most significant gathering of road safety NGOs and global stakeholders next year in the run-up to the end of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020. It offers the opportunity to learn about road safety trends, participate in global campaigns, and network with like-minded professionals.
21 September 2018
A new awareness campaign by Highways of Morocco (ADM)
ADM (Highways of Morocco) works every day to help Moroccan drive safely, it does that by implementing regularly a series of features, such as repairing pavement defects, maintaining the road safety and signage, rest area improvements and also developing a range of technologies related to traffic management system, like ADM Traffic app, message signs, cameras and speed limit enforcement. Some of these various features contribute to provide a valuable information to travellers about the road conditions ahead.
In this interview, IRF talks with the Diretor of the Public Enterprise “Roads of Serbia” about their plans for improving the quality of services provided to the road users through a series of new projects, rehabilitation and modernisation of the network as well a new toll collection system.
Mr. Abdelkader AMARA, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, presided, in the presence of Mr. Noureddine BOUTAYEB, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Meknes, the signing ceremony of the partnership agreement between ADM and the DGPC for the creation of priority aid stations on the highway network.
La Société Nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc (ADM) a annoncé la remise à trois de ses cadres d’un diplôme d’expertise qui sanctionne leur formation réussie à la méthode « Ninja Tech » relative aux techniques d’accès et d’inspection des ouvrages d’art.
01 July 2018
6th traditional activity “Road Safety” in Kosovo
This year, the College of Applied Technical Sciences “Tempulli” and Kosovo Association of Motorization “ARMKS” with the support from governmental institutions and other stakeholders who have mandate for road safety organized for the sixth time the Traditional Activity “Road Safety”, which includes primary and secondary schools from various municipalities of Kosovo.
27 April 2018
Modernization of roads in Serbia