22 - 23 November 2012
| Signatory Event
The European Road Safety Conference on data and knowledge based road safety policy-making will take place in Athens on 22/23 November 2012.
The conference is aimed at all who work in the road and vehicle safety community including policy-makers, their advisors, road safety researchers, experts and others involved in road safety policy-making.
High–level speakers will present the latest developments in road safety policy while speakers in technical sessions will show the latest research developments. Delegates are invited to submit posters describing their own recent research contributions to casualty reduction.
Director General, DG Move (invited)
Representative from the European Parliament (invited)
Greek Minister for Transport (invited)
Session 1. Future road safety challenges visions and strategies
What is the vision for road safety? How can it be achieved in a time of financial turmoil? What are the prioirities of “traditional” road safety measures? How can intelligent mobility technologies be used to reduce casulaties? Speakers will bring their views on global, European and national strategies to improve road safety.
Session 2. The Road Safety Management processes in Europe
Existing road safety management systems in Europe are analysed on the basis of a specially developed methodology, addressing the structure of road safety management, the similarities and particularities of different countries, and eventually the efficiency of road safety management schemes, as reflected in countries’ performance. The results of a broad consultation of European road safety stakeholders are also presented, revealing the data and tools needed for evidence-based policy making.
Session 3. Consolidated road safety data and knowledge for policy-making
Accident, exposure and performance indicator data is difficult to obtain at a consistent and comparable level. What processes can be introduced to consolidate road safety data and knowledge as well as syntheses of basic facts. Increasing numbers of countries are implementing road safety obsevratories, how can these be used to promote road safetyï¼Ÿ
Session 4. Country developments and performance comparisons
How can we understand road safety developments in the EU countries when countries are so different? How can we measure national road safety performance and compare them through a common benchmarking methodology?
Session 5. Measuring driver’s behaviour
The behaviour of individual drivers results in driving errors that may cause crashes, new technologies can now enable a close examination of normal and risky driving behaviour. How can we use these technologies to improve road safety? What new understanding can we gain?
Session 6. Improving our understanding of crashes
A better understanding of the causes of accidents supports the development and implementation of countermeasures, provides feedback on the effectiveness of interventions and presents valuable information about technical measures. With the new focus on Intelligent Transport Systems and advanced active and passive vehicle safety technologies what developments are being made at a European level? How can they be developed further? What are the future possibilities for in-depth EU crash data?
Session 7. Measuring, assessing and improving vehicle safety
With the progress of the electronics, the evolution of safety systems always more sophisticated in the automotive industry tends to develop more and more. In front of this myriad of solutions it is important to be able to estimate the effectiveness of these systems to select the most relevant, be able to prioritize them, even propose them in the regulations. 3 main challenges have to be taken into account:
in an evolutionary context and multidisciplinary expectations to define relevant criteria;
develop tools, strong methodologies to calculate these criteria;
to have an effective and accessible common information system on the accidents in Europe
Session 8: Future of the European Road Safety Observatory
The ERSO is now a part of the DG-MOVE website and is routinely used by policy-makers, researchers and others. How should it now develop? What further areas of data and knowledge are needed? How can it improve and develop to meet the needs of stakeholders?
Full details can be found at http://www.dacota-project.eu/ .
Greece | 07 Jun 2012