A conference to mark annual European Road Safety Day will be held on Monday 6 May 2013 in Brussels. The theme will be "Pedestrian safety: vulnerable road users in urban areas".
- road safety
- Brussels, Belgium
- Building Albert BorschetteRue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
The conference will be hosted by the European Commission as a contribution to UN Global Road Safety Week 6-13 May 2013.
At the conference, road safety experts and representatives of some major road-safety organisations will come together to:
- Explore the roles and risks of the main road user groups
- Address the specific challenges of improving road safety in the urban areas
- Arrive at proposals of best practices and concrete, realistic solutions including new technologies with life-saving potential
The conference will be opened by Commission Vice-President for Transport, Mr Siim Kallas together with an invited keynote speaker from the European Parliament.
The conference will end in time for participants to join a road safety demonstration, "a long short walk" organised by FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)in the afternoon of 6 May.
- Mr Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Mobility and Transport
- Ms Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament
|Frédéric Péchenard||Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety, France||The pedestrian: the most vulnerable road user|
|Jeannot Mersch||European Federation of Road Traffic Victims - President||Good to consider again vulnerable road users - UN RS week 2000:fatalities:2001-2010: -34% versus -43%|
|Manfred Neun||European Cyclists' Federation - President||Safer Streets in Liveable Cities|
|Jacob Bangsgaard||International Automobile Federation - Director General for FIA Region I||Pedestrian safety in cities: Risks, Causes and Accident Effect|
|Dinesh Sethi||World Health Organisation - Programme Manager Violence and Injury Prevention||Improving urban safety: Pedestrian road safety manual and the Second UN Global Road Safety Week|
|Andrés Martínez||Municipality of San Sebastián - Mobility Projects Technician in the Mobility Department||How to improve urban safety for vulnerable road users|
|Geert van Waeg||International Federation of Pedestrians - President||If the road were a machine,would we want to CE-mark it?|
|Antonio Avenoso||European Transport Safety Council - Executive Director||Next Phase of Developments for Vulnerable Road User Safety: What’s New in Technology, testing and transport-related research?|
|Michiel van Ratingen||EuroNCAP - Secretary-General||EuroNCAP – For safer cars|
|Sylvain Haon||Polis: European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions - Director||Road safety and vulnerable road users: what can we expect from technology ?|