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IRF Press Release 2013

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06 December 2013
Fostering truck driver safety in India at the core of IRU-IRF collaboration

At the occasion of the 67th meeting of UNECE Working Party 1 on Road Traffic Safety on 4-6 December in New Delhi, IRU and IRF will jointly launch the dissemination of informative safety cards in Hindi. These cards provide tips and guidelines for truck drivers to ensure a safe and comfortable journey, explain the risks of using mobile phones while driving and outline how to respond in accident or emergency situations to save lives.

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26 August 2013
IRF welcomes new Director General of Geneva Programme Center

IRF announces the appointment of Mr. Ian Webb as Director General of IRF Geneva Programme Center. Mr. Ian Webb’s six month tenure as Director General commenced on 22 August 2013. I am confident that Mr. Ian Webb will be an invaluable asset in facilitating and guiding the transition of IRF Geneva Programme Center that was started in 2012.

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09 July 2013
IRF welcomes TRL as a corporate member

TRL, the UK's Transport Research Laboratory, has joined the International Road Federation (IRF), the leading professional association that brings together public, private and academic domain in the road sector. Joining a global network of road operators and authorities, universities, national road associations, construction companies, engineering bureaus and transport consultants, TRL will take part in IRF's global mission to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all.

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21 March 2013
Kiran K. Kapila re-elected Chair of IRF Geneva

The General Assembly of IRF Geneva has unanimously re-elected Kiran K. Kapila to serve a second term as Chair.

Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, in the context of a high-level IRF Regional Conference focusing on North Africa and the Mediterranean, the Executive Committee and General Assembly paid tribute to Mr. Kapila's achievement in steering the Federation through a long process of streamlining and transition to emerge both strengthened and better equipped to address the new challenges of the road sector in a rapidly changing world.

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