International Highway Safety Conferences and Events


January 9-13, 2005U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 84th Annual Meeting;

Washington DC. Details.

Additional notes: Traffic safety around the world will be an important theme in the program. Leading off this theme will be the Sunday, January 9, workshop on Road Safety in Developing Countries and two Monday, January 10, International Roundtable sessions. These International Roundtable sessions will be followed by the International Participants Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the TRB International Activities Committee and the World Bank. All international attendees at the TRB Annual Meeting are invited to attend; advanced registration for the reception is not required.

In addition to the workshop and roundtables, the Annual Meeting program will include more than 500 presentations from some 50 countries outside the United States. More details

February 15, 2005‘Letting People in on the Act: Community Involvement in Road Safety’ will be held by PACTS (the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) in Westminster, London, U.K.

February 15-17, 2005The Annual International Conference on Road Safety, Rescue and Rehabilitation; Rishon Lezion, Israel.

Organized by the Research Institute of Human Factors in Road Safety (HFRS)

“This Conference will focus on human behavior and road accidents, trauma and rescue after the accident and physical and emotional rehabilitation. This unique linking of issues emphasizes the inter-disciplinary nature of what road accidents involve.” Details here


February 16-17, 2005International Summit on Automotive Safety, Amsterdam

The Summit will focus on meeting consumer demand, regulations and new standards for passenger and pedestrian safety. Vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and trade associations attending will discuss their strategies, looking at both active and passive safety for passengers and pedestrians, and at moves towards global vehicle safety standardisation.

The Summit will be attended by representatives of The European Commission, the European Transport Safety Council, Britain’s Department for Transport, Volvo, Renault, Daimler Chrysler, Johnson Controls, Adam Opel, Robert Bosch, Honda Motor Europe, Seat, Continental Teves, First Technologies, Delphi, BMW, and TRW.

Source: Auto Industry

February 28 to March 2, 2005:  RoSPA 70th National Road Safety Congress;  Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, England.

The theme for the conference is ‘Driving Deaths Down’, and this relates to the “excellent progress [that] has been made in the first years of [Britain’s] Road Safety Strategy, with deaths and serious injuries down by 17%, and child deaths and serious injuries down by 33% from their 1994/98 levels. However, there are some stiff challenges still to be faced…. Have the ‘easy wins’ been achieved? Will further reductions be much harder to achieve, especially for drivers, car occupants and motorcyclists?” More details here.
March 9, 2005EuroRAP International Conference;  London, England

“Understanding the risk – reducing road injury”

EuroRAP and The AA Motoring Trust present a unique opportunity to learn directly about the dynamic EuroRAP programme to improve road infrastructure safety, and make roads more forgiving through mass action on affordable, practical road engineering measures.

The event brings together eminent speakers from across Europe including national road authorities, road engineers, automobile makers, motoring organisations, and leading voices from the medical profession, media and transport industry.

During the conference, the 2005 EuroRAP risk mapping results for Britain and Ireland will be revealed, including Ireland’s first risk map.

This meeting is a rare opportunity for anyone who has responsibilities for a safe road system – engineers, police, fleet managers, elected members and road safety professionals – to discuss this new approach with leading European figures.

March 13-15, 2005Lifesavers Conference 2005;  Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina

“Lifesavers is the premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways. Starting in the early 1980s, the Lifesavers conference attendance has grown steadily, drawing over 1,700 participants in 2003. Each year, the Lifesavers Conference has become even more relevant and timely, providing a forum that delivers common-sense solutions to today’s critical highway safety problems.”

March 21-23, 2005Extraordinary ICTCT Workshop; Campo Grande, Brazil

“Measures to assess risk in traffic as reflected by individual test performance, in attitude measurement and by behaviour and interaction”

[International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic Safety is an association developed out of an international working group of safety experts with the aim to identify and analyse dangerous situations in road traffic on the basis of criteria other than past accidents, analogous to the methods of air and industrial safety.]

April 4-28, 2005Road Traffic Safety; Lund, Sweden (with a follow-up in one of the participating countries, during October/November, 2005.)

April 11-12, 2005Ontario Traffic Conference — Safety and Education Workshop: “Safe People, Safe Communities”

Barrie, Ontario

April 11-15, 2005Society of Automotive Engineers 2005 World Congress;  Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan

April 13, 2005AIRSO; 40th Anniversary Year Lecture, by Professor Frank McKenna; London, England.

[Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers]

April 21-22, 2005Road safety perspective: Intelligent vehicles driving on intelligent roads; Rome, Italy.

[The web page for further details was ‘down’ at the time this was posted on the DSA website. To find those details, we suggest you go to and look for the above title.]

April 23-27, 20052005 C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) Conference; Birmingham, Alabama, USA

The Operation C.A.R.E. International Conference is the only conference of its kind that gathers together chief executives from state and provincial law enforcement organizations that are dedicated to traffic safety. The goal of this conference is to develop new strategies and improve existing programs in an effort to reduce property damage, injuries, and fatalities on our highways.

May 10-11, 2005Crash-Tech 2005; Nuremberg, Germany.

In the White Paper “European Transport Policy” the EU Commission determines an ambitious target: The number of traffic fatalities should be reduced by 50% between 2000 and 2010. To achieve this target, joint efforts by industry, politics and population are required.

Although they have been very important for the reduction of traffic fatalities, measures to improve only passive vehicle safety are considered as not sufficient regarding the aims of the European road worthiness program. In order to face our increasing desire of mobility and to avoid accidents as well, much attention must be paid to the interaction of primary and secondary vehicle safety in future. For this reason 2005 offers you for the first time a brilliant opportunity to discuss this issue in a session especially dedicated to this topic. Apart from the method for assessment of primary safety systems further potentials for improvement like the exploitation of the pre-crash phase will be shown…..

Conference Languages: German and English with simultaneous translation.

May 12, 2005:  Conference on Drink and Drug Driving — London, UK

Expert speakers will cover issues including the implications of lowering the UK’s legal drink drive limit [i.e. to 0.05% BAC] in line with most of the EU, examples of random breath testing at peak times in different countries and the introduction of alcohol-locks.

May 19, 2005Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) 42nd Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.

Staff will also make presentations on selected current research programs.

May 22-25, 2005National Roundabout Conference; Vail, Colorado.

The TRB is sponsoring the National Roundabout Conference, in Vail. The use of roundabouts as an alternative to stop or signal- controlled intersections is advancing in the United States. Local governments and state transportation agencies are rapidly moving forward to develop policies and procedures for managing roundabout decisions, design, and operation. The conference will examine from both the U.S. and international perspectives–the deployment of roundabouts at the regional and local levels, the science and application of roundabouts, and more. A special field workshop in techniques and cues used by pedestrians who are blind, at roundabouts, is planned.

May 30-31, 2005SAFE Highways of the Future 2005;  Stuttgart, Germany.

SAFE Highways of the Future 2005 is the leading highway safety conference in Europe. With the theme, “Using and utilising new and existing technology to reduce highway fatalities,”

SAFE Highways of the Future will feature 30 top-level speakers from all over the world.

Coming to Stuttgart to share their views, opinions and experiences are representatives from national and international governments and transportation authorities, the world’s top automotive-related companies such as DaimlerChrysler, BMW andVolvo, consultants, OEMs, inventors and renowned highway safety experts. Nowhere else in Europe in 2005 will so much knowledge be gathered in the one place.

June 1-4, 2005PRI Road Safety Forum, plus “Road Safety Education – Continued Users Training”, Lisbon, Portugal.

Hosted by the International Road Safety Organisation [PRI].

June 2, 2005European Transport Safety Lecture; Copenhagen, Denmark.

This year’s lecture will be given by Prof Claes Tingvall, Director of Traffic Safety at the Swedish National Road Administration and Chairman of EuroNCAP.

The aim of the European Transport Safety Lectures is to draw attention to the success of research-based transport safety policymaking and provide an opportunity for professional networking and information exchange at the highest level. The Lectures are hosted annually by European Transport Safety Council and one of its member organisations.

June 2-3, 2005Australasian College of Road Safety Driver Distraction Conference; Parliament House Conference Centre, Sydney.

June 5-8, 2005Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference;  Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

June 6-9, 2005Enhanced Safety of Vehicles 2005;  Washington, D.C., USA

June 27-30, 20053rd International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design;  Rockport, Maine, USA
Website: [Papers due: April 20]

July 6-9, 2005Institute of Road Safety Officers Conference, 2005;  Leeds, England

….The course programme is very much about interaction. Under our working title of “THINK AGAIN” we want to reconsider ways of addressing the issues that face all of us in our working day. You won’t just hear about good practice you will be asked to participate in creating it and you will go away with workable ideas that you can use….

July 13, 2005Safer Fleets Conference;  Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England.

The conference will provide senior fleet decision makers with a concise overview of the key issues concerning fleet driver safety at the present time. The event commences at 0930 and concludes with a luncheon at 1330. There will be an opportunity to meet with the presenters and to discuss the content of their presentations.

Contact the conference administrator – Tracy Howell – on [++44]  [0] 1707 883300

July 21-22, 2005International Best Practice in Road Speed Management;  Birmingham, U.K.

Discover proven strategies to reach the public & improve driver behaviour through pioneering approaches to speed management. Are you striving to reduce speed to achieve your 2010 road casualty reduction targets but feel that the public just isn’t responding? If so, then don’t miss this opportunity to get to the crux of what’s working, and what’s not, in international road speed management.

July 30 – August 3 2005American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) 49th Annual Conference

Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.

July 31 — August 4, 20052005 Traffic Records Forum — Association of Traffic Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP), at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, Buffalo, Western New York State, U.S.A.

Our plans for the 2005 Forum are very promising!

  • Our Program Chair is working on an exceptional Program.
  • We are attempting to expand our audience to include attendees from all 50 States, Canada, and other countries, Depts. of Transportation, State Police, Homeland Security, Judicial, Prosecutors, and Criminalists to name a few.
  • Our pool of potential Exhibitors is growing rapidly and still has more potential.

If you would like to join the ATSIP mailing list for the 2005 Traffic Records Forum in Buffalo, NY

August 28-31, 2005GHSA Annual Meeting — The Governors’ Highway Safety Association — Norfolk Marriott Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.

Registration materials will be mailed this Spring.

September 7-8, 2005Scientific Road Safety Research Conference; Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.


September 14-15, 2005RoSCoW Annual Road Safety Seminar; North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, UK

[The Road Safety Council of Wales]

September 29, 2005Symposium on the Drowsy Driver; Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York

     Presented by The Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board and the NY State Assoc. of Traffic Safety Boards.


  • Barbara Chatr-Aryamontri, M.D., Medical Director of the Vassar Brothers Hospital Sleep Center
  • Adele Kristiansson, Director of Marketing and Legislative Affairs, The National Road Safety Foundation
  • Cindy O’ Connor & Lisa Valvo -Ulster County Chapter Founders of VOIDD-72 (Victims of Irresponsible Drowsy Drivers)

Those interested in attending should contact either Bill Johnson, Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board Coordinator at 845 486 3603, or Vince Bellino, Vice-Chair of the Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board at 845 223 1090, in advance.

October 2-5, 2005:  International Conference on Distracted Driving, Toronto, Canada.

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) are organizing a major, international conference on Distracted Driving. The purpose of the conference is to identify rational and effective programs and policies for controlling the problem of distracted driving, based on solid facts about its magnitude and causes.

Goals of the conference:

  • To determine what is known about the magnitude of the problem, its causes, and consequences;
  • To determine what programs and policies can address the problem, and how effective they have been;
  • To develop a plan of action for dealing with distracted driving; and
  • To improve communication, understanding, and awareness of the issue of distracted driving, and facilitate cooperative action.


October 3, 2005: Parents, Teachers and the Media 

What Role Can They Play In The Face Of The Terrible Number of Road Deaths Among Young People?

Palais Brogniart, Paris, France

Simultaneous translation, both in French and English, will be available during all sessions.

October 4-7, 2005International Road Safety and Equipment Exhibition; Madrid, Spain.

October 5-7, 2005:  Road Safety on Four Continents Conference, Warsaw, Poland

The conference is organized by the National Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), with active involvement of GRSP (Global Road Safety Partnership), FERSI (Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes), TRB (Transportation Research Board), CSIR and ECTRI (European Conferences of Transport Research Institute).

October 10-11, 20053rd  Pan-Hellenic Conference on Road Safety; University of Patras, Greece.

     ….The participation of selected scientists from other EU countries is expected to be of particular importance….

October 12, 2005‘Road Traffic Law and Enforcement: Have we got it right?’   PACTS, Central London, U.K.

     In road safety, enforcement has traditionally been seen as one of the four Es, along with education, engineering and evaluation. Considerable emphasis has been placed on the need to enforce road traffic law and to keep the pattern of law under review as part of the strategies to reduce road casualties. This conference will look at the current structure of law and enforcement and attempt to assess whether what we have now is working successfully or needs to be changed.

     The Road Safety Bill that fell in the last Parliament proposed a number of changes to the legislative structure. The consultation paper on Bad Driving Offences suggests amendments to the offences and punishments available to deter and punish traffic offenders. Do these go far enough or do we need a different approach to traffic law?

     Finally, what should be the balance between education, deterrence and punishment? Road traffic law applies to all road users. Yet many of us complain when it is enforced upon us, claiming that our actions may not have been as serious as the law appears to consider.

     This conference will be held at an important moment in the new Parliament. It will offer those who attend a chance to hear the latest thinking from all involved in the legal processes and to identify important issues to take forward in the coming years.

October 13-15, 20053rd Italian International Road Safety Exhibition 2005

; The Palafiere, Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre (Province of Trento), Italy.


November 9-11, 200549th Stapp Car Crash Conference;  Hyatt Regency Hotel, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

November 12-13, 2005ITAI 2005 (The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators Conference) Dunblane, Stirlingshire, UK


November 14-16, 2005Australasian Road Safety Research Policing Education Conference; Wellington, New Zealand


November 15-17, 2005Second International Conference on Driver Behaviour and Training; Edinburgh, Scotland.

November 30 — December 3, 20054th International Festival for Road Safety Campaigns The Africa EL Mouradi Hotel (5 stars), Tunis

The Tunisian Road Safety Association (ATPR) and the International Road Safety (PRI) have engaged in a global partnership alliance for the promotion of road safety. The main objective of this partnership is to implant new habits and practices pertaining to Road Safety. The ultimate goal is naturally to preserve human lives as well as national economies against losses resulting from road accidents.

The event will be conducted in Arabic, French and English.

December 6, 2005PACTS’ Westminster Lecture, Central London, U.K.  (By invitation)



February 15-16, 2006Road Safety & Traffic Management 2006, Cairo, Egypt

Road Safety & Traffic Management is an international forum dedicated to reducing the human and financial losses from road accidents in low-income and middle-income countries using the world’s top expert advice, best practice examples and lessons learned from the private sector that will specifically help Egypt as well as low to middle-income countries in Africa and the Middle East to prevent injuries and improve the road environment.

February 27–March 1, 2006RoSPA Road Safety Congress 2006; Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, England

Excellent progress has been made in the first years of the Road Safety Strategy, with deaths and serious injuries down by 17%, and child deaths and serious injuries down by 33% from their 1994/98 levels. However, there are some stiff challenges still to be faced.

March 20 – April 13, 2006Programme in Road Traffic Safety; SIDA, Lund University Education, Lund, Sweden.


March 21, 2006Safer Roads Safer Drivers; Victoria Park Plaza, London, England

This one-day conference, sponsored by the IAM in its 50th anniversary year, examines the role of the driver, and driver education in particular, in achieving safer roads. It will explore the various methods by which road safety could be improved, culminating in a debate on current road safety policy, and whether it is the best way to encourage safer driving. The road safety minister, Dr Stephen Ladyman MP will give the keynote address at the start of the conference.

March 23, 20061st World Road Safety Film Festival; Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

To coincide with the occasion of the 48th session of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the 1st World Road Safety Film Festival will be held in Geneva.

The International Road Safety Film Festival was first held in 1998 at the initiative of LASER EUROPE. Four others followed until 2003, when the fifth, held at UNESCO headquarters in April 2003, achieved global scope and recognition and confirmed the importance of communication, associated with education, science and culture, for road safety to achieve positive results in the medium and long term.

In parallel, LASER EUROPE has also encouraged the creation of regional festivals (a Latin American Festival was held in Curitiba, Brazil in 2000) and of thematic festivals organized by associations (e.g. the International Festival of Road Safety Campaigns organized by the Tunisian road safety organization).

Further details here, from the UNECE Transport Division.


March 26-28, 20062006 International Motorcycle Safety Conference — “The Human Element”; Long Beach, California, USA.

March 27-30, 2006X11 International Winter Road Congress – AIPCR; Turin-Sestriere, Italy.

….The International Winter Road Congress is a broad, interdisciplinary forum on state-of-the-art best practices and on experiences implementing recent innovations. It includes reports from the expert panels on their work over the last four years and, importantly, forward-looking sessions aiming to identify key issues and challenges for the years ahead….

March 28, 2006CIREN Public Meeting; US DOT Headquarters – Room 6200.  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) is a multi-center research program involving a collaboration of clinicians and engineers in academia, industry, and government. Together, they are pursuing in-depth studies of crashes, injuries, and treatments to improve processes and outcomes. CIREN’s mission is to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle crash injuries to reduce deaths, disabilities, and human and economic costs.

If you would like to attend this public meeting, please RSVP to one of the following persons so your name can be added to the security list.

Please provide your full name as it appears on your photo id, your affiliation and phone number.

March 31, 2006Child Seats and Seat Belts : New Laws Seminar;  at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, London, UK.

From May 2006, children travelling in cars will also be required to use an appropriate child restraint, with few exceptions. The existing “if available” loophole will disappear.

Passengers in minibuses, buses and coaches that have seatbelts fitted will also be required to wear those seatbelts, and operators will be required to notify passengers that seat belts must be used.

This RoSPA road safety seminar will outline what the new laws mean, how they affect individuals and organisations, and the exemptions that apply. The event will help professionals and practitioners, and anyone who organises transport for children or who gives advice to the public.

April 3-5, 2006Focused Enforcement for the 21st Century; Ocean City, Maryland, USA

NHTSA Mid-Atlantic Region Traffic Safety Summit.

No other details available at time of posting.

April 3-6, 2006SAE World Congress;  Cobo Center, Detroit, USA

April 4-7, 2006Intertraffic; Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

“Intertraffic was established in 1972 and has since evolved into the most important and largest platform for transportation infrastructure, traffic management, safety and parking sectors….”


April 4-7, 2006IRF Geneva/Brussels Annual Meeting and European Traffic Safety Conference; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, BELGIUM.  [Honest! That’s what it says on their website at present. In other words, check the exact details.]

April 5, 2006European Traffic Safety Conference — ‘Safer Roads through Innovation’; Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The IRF will organise a one day conference on road safety in conjunction with Intertraffic Amsterdam. The conference will include the inaugural presentation of the IRF European Road Safety Award.

[The International Road Federation is a not-for-profit worldwide federation of public and private entities promoting road development to improve the socio-economic benefits. Its membership extends across more than 80 countries and six continents. Members come from consulting engineering and planning, construction, highway concessions and operation, equipment manufacturing, universities and research institutes, road directorates and ministries in charge of transportation infrastructure and communications.]

April 25, 2006Management Workshop:  “The Highway Code – An untapped resource for fleet managers”;

May 3-5, 2006Fit to Drive: 1st International Traffic Expert Congress;  Berlin, Germany.


May 4, 2006Speed 2006; The Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, UK.

A comprehensive, low cost, one-day conference in central London for road safety professionals on the road safety topic of the moment.

Topics to be covered on the day:

  • Government update on speed policy
  • Statistical analysis of speed interventions
  • International best practice
  • 20mph zones
  • Speed cameras
  • In-vehicle technology
  • Safe routes to School and Child Safety Audits
  • Home Zones and Quiet Lanes
  • Effective education campaigns
  • Best practice enforcement

Further details from:


May 9-10, 2006Intelligent Transport Systems: Design and Safety; Prague, Czech Republic.

The European Network of Excellence HUMANIST has organized a training seminar on Intelligent Transport Systems : Design and Safety. Eight lecturers from European research centres will share their knowledge on safety and animate discussions on this important topic. The programme consists of lectures and practical exercices, performed in small groups.


May 9-11, 2006Crash Test Expo 2006; Messe Stuttgart, Germany


May 10, 2006The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators Annual General Meeting; Milton Keynes, UK

A presentation by Dr. Martin Langham: Latest thinking on Pedestrian conspicuity will be followed by presentation on fraudulent claims by Dominic Harris.


May 10-11, 20061st SafetyNet Conference on European Accident Data, and Road and Vehicle Safety Policy

The purpose of the conference is to examine the ways in which data driven road and vehicle safety policies are formed and identify the new challenges that will come with new technologies and post-2010 casualty reduction targets. Speakers will help define the future development of the European Road Safety Observatory for both EU and national level support to safety policy.


May 17-19, 2006Traffic and Road Safety Third International Congress & Exhibition; Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.


May 18-19, 2006Road Safety 2006; Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Part of the CITE annual conference.)

The Road Safety 2006 seminar is a one-and-a-half day seminar covering leading-edge topics related to road safety, that would be of interest to transportation engineering and planning professionals at all levels. The seminar is intended to make attendees more aware of recent and current road safety initiatives and to better prepare practitioners to use many of the new approaches to road safety.

May 18-20, 2006Italian Road Safety Exhibition 2006; ‘Palafiere’ Trade Fair, Congress & Exhibition Center , Riva del Garda (Lake Garda), Italy.

[The organisers] are in contact with the Geneva-based UN ECE DG’s offices, the Rome-based UN WHO, Brussels-based EU EC DG TREN; the EARPA, APSN, ERTICO, ETSC and many others to coordinate [an] institutional awareness campaign under the same ‘umbrella’ in view of ( for example) the coming 2007 road safety week appointment, the signature of the European Road Safety Charter and other interesting events….

Participation at the Italian International Road Safety Exhibition will mean gaining priority access to a vast array of information and experience; discuss innovative ideas, the promotion of models of behaviour and awareness far from prescriptive approaches and have fun at the correlated special events planned….


June 2-4, 2006Crash Canada 2006; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Crash Canada 2006 is an interactive conference in vehicle rescue. At the scene of a crash, today’s emergency responders are faced with overwhelming challenges in vehicle design. It is essential that emergency personnel maintain current knowledge and place safety as their first priority. This conference will bring together emergency medical services, fire, police and rescue personnel.

June 9-12, 2006Challenge Bibendum, Paris

Challenge Bibendum, sponsored by Michelin, is an opportunity to “listen, observe and debate to get a better understanding” of road safety, new technologies and energy.

On Friday experts will take part in the thematic round tables to debate technical and regulatory developments throughout the world, before drafting a summary of their discussions.  The outcome will be presented during a one hour long conference on Saturday at the CERAM, and will serve as an introduction to the 3 sessions of the Forum. They will be published in the Paris Report, after the event.

The Learning Centre will be a chance for the industrialists and the research institutes to present their latest technological innovations associated with the three themes….

The Challenge Bibendum rally will be the occasion to prove the roadworthiness in real driving conditions of these
advanced technology vehicles. It will also be the chance to meet with the general public, in the heart of Paris, to showcase and demonstrate concrete examples of new technologies and heighten awareness to the current evolutions worldwide….

June 11-14, 2006XVI Canadian Multi-disciplinary Road Conference, Delta Hotel, Winnipeg;  Hosted by the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals [CARSP/ACPSER].

June 12-15, 2006Transport Research Arena 2006 – safer, greener and smarter road transport for Europe;

Goteburg, Sweden.  Organised by the Conference of European Directors of Roads, the European Commission, and theEuropean Road Transport Research Advisory Council.

July 4-7, 2006ICrash 2006: International Crashworthiness Conference; Athens, Greece.

Organised by the National Technical University of Athens.

July 5-7, 2006Conference 2006: “Road Safety in the National [Schools] Curriculum: Better in than out?”

Hosted by the Institute of Road Safety Officers [IRSO] London Area Group, at the Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, TW20 0EX, UK.  For further details(London Borough of Havering) or phone: ++44  [0]1708-432807.

August 30-31, 2006National Blue Light Users’ Conference (i.e. emergency services drivers: police, fire, ambulance, etc.);  Hosted by the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers [AIRSO] at The Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, CV35 0BJ, UK.  For further details telephone: ++44 [0]1903-506095.

September 10-14, 20069th International Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

September 13-14, 2006Collision Reduction Through Research, Technology and Innovation 2006; Toronto, Canada

A cooperative symposium by Road Safety Network, Toronto Area Safety Coalition, Toronto Transportation, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Toronto Police Service, International Road Safety Academy – Canada.


September 14, 2006Driver Incentive Schemes for Crash Avoidance;  Hosted by BRAKE, at TNT Logistics, Atherton, near Nuneaton, UK.  (Details here, together with other BRAKE events)


September 20-22, 20062006 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact (IRCOBI) Conference;  Madrid, Spain. Hosted by the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact.

September 26-29, 2006German Roads and Traffic Congress and Exhibition 2006; Karlsruhe, Germany.


October 15-18, 2006New York Highway Safety Conference; The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY  14604, USA


October 16-18, 200620th World Congress of the International Traffic Medicine Association; Melbourne, Australia.

Organised by the International Traffic Medicine Association

October 17, 2006Developing a Fleet Safety Culture;  Hosted by BRAKE, at Biffa Waste Services, Nottingham, UK.  (Details here, together with other BRAKE events)

October 22-26, 20067th Annual International Ignition Interlock Symposium; Rich Carlton, Vail Colorado, USA.

October 25-27, 2006Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference 2006; Holiday Inn Resort, 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia.

The principal aim of the conference is to contribute to the existing body of road safety knowledge in an effort to reduce death and serious injury on Australian and New Zealand roads.

November 6-7, 2006The 2nd International Road Safety Conference On Vehicles, Roads, Drivers &  Injury Prevention, 6 -8 November 2006, Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

November 6-8, 200650th STAPP Car Crash Conference; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, USA


For more information on Professional MotorSport World Expo 2006, please contact Thomas Standley or telephone +44 (0)1306 741200 (UK)


December 4-6, 200628th International Symposium & Exhibition on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems;

Karlsruhe Congress Centre, Germany.

Modern concepts for the protection of passengers in vehicles provide the optimal degree of safety. The most well known and technically mature system is the airbag, which uses chemical gas generators, for which the dependability and service life demands are significant. All features of the system must be directly appropriate to the profile of the passenger.

The 8th Airbag Symposium in 2006 will again be the market place for engineers, scientists, legislators, managers and marketing people to exchange information, to get and to improve contacts, to stimulate further progress and to promote advanced car passenger safety systems on a neutral stage….

December 6-8, 20064th International Conference ‘Child Restraints – Protection of Children in Cars’

[No further details available at the time of posting.]


January 31 – February 1, 2007Local Government Road Safety Conference, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP) represents a collaborative approach for achieving road safety in NSW, especially within councils. Initiated in 1992, the program aims to involve Local Government and local communities in road safety planning and activities in order to contribute to the statewide effort to reduce the incidence and severity of crashes.


February 5-7, 2007African Road Safety Conference, Accra, Ghana

February 14-16, 2007Road Safety & Traffic Management Egypt 2007

Now in its third edition, the conference will this year look to capitalize on the past event agendas and will have this year’s primary focus, for both the conference and exhibition as “Awareness & Involvement – The Next Step”.

February 26-28, 2007RoSPA Road Safety Congress 2007 :  Encouraging Education in Road Safety

Stratford Upon Avon, England

     An enormous effort is devoted to providing road safety education, much (but not all) of which takes place in schools. But there are gaps in the provision of road safety education in schools, and even more outside of this arena, and there is relatively little provision for adults, except driver and motorcyclist training. Children and young people receive informal ‘education’ throughout their formative periods, often from the examples set by their parents, other adults and in the media.

Ideally, everyone would benefit from a spiral curriculum beginning with pedestrian safety education and practical training, followed by cyclist safety education and practical training, then motor vehicle safety covering motorcycle riding and car driving and continuing with opportunities for relevant refresher education and training throughout life.

Congress will explore good practice in the provision of road safety education (including training and publicity) for different age groups and in different settings, educating safety significant professionals and the gaps that need to be plugged. —  SOLD OUT!  

March 20-22, 2007UNECE Working Party on Road Traffic Safety

March 25-27, 2007Lifesavers 2007 Conference; The Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA

“The premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on [the] nation’s roadways. Starting in the early 1980s, the Lifesavers conference attendance has grown steadily, drawing nearly 1,900 participants in 2005. Each year, the Lifesavers Conference has become even more relevant and timely, providing a forum that delivers common-sense solutions to today’s critical highway safety problems.

The conference addresses a wide range of safety topics, from child passenger safety and occupant protection to roadway and vehicle safety and technology. It offers the latest information on advances in highway safety, highlights successful programs and draws attention to emerging safety issues.

Contact: Lifesavers Conference, Inc. • PO Box 30045 • Alexandria, VA 22310 • 703-922-7944 (phone) • 703-922-7780 (fax)


April 16-19, 2007: SAE World Congress, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA

“For four days, the SAE World Congress exists as a rare microcosm of the global automotive industry—where the novice and the veteran will find what is necessary for enhancing core knowledge, while also gaining invaluable exposure to the people and the dialogue that will shape our industry, and in many ways, the world in which we live.”


On Monday, April 16, Eddie Wren — Executive Director of Drive and Stay Alive, which owns and runs this website — will be presenting a paper at the SAE World Congress: “State Drivers’ Manuals Can Kill Your Kids.”

April 23-24, 2007: World Youth Assembly on Road Safety , Geneva, Switzerland

Youth delegates from more than 120 countries will meet in Geneva to discuss a declaration regarding the improvement of road safety among youth.

April 25, 2007: 2nd UN Global Road Safety Stakeholders’ Forum, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Setting Priorities for Collaborative Action at a Global Level

This event will aim to mobilize global and regional action to promote road safety world-wide. This forum follows the historic UN General Assembly meeting and First UN Global Road Safety Stakeholders Forum held on April 14-15, 2004 to address the global road safety crisis.

The Forum will bring together representatives from Governments, NGOs, Civil Society, the Private Sector, Foundations, and Multilateral Agencies to:

  • Report on global road safety progress since the UN General Assembly meeting of April 2004.
  • Begin to assess the road safety needs for low- and middle-income countries as part of the Global Road Safety Action Plan proposed by the Commission for Global Road Safety
  • Build awareness, gather input, and strengthen support for the Global Road Safety Facility
  • Develop framework for UN General Assembly debate and Resolution to support a Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety to be held in 2008 under the auspices of the UN
  • Address young road users, their risk and exposure, and encourage strategies that work.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • The Challenges for Leadership in Building Political Will to advance road safety in developing nations
  • A Vision for how much better we can do to protect young road users and make sustainable gains in road safety
  • Assessing the Needs in Each Region and Identifying the High-burden Countries
  • Meeting the Resource Needs—Human Resources, Knowledge and Information, Political Will and Leadership, and Financial—for Road Safety
  • Next steps for the Global Action Plan, the Facility, and the UN

Who Should Participate:

  • Participants from the First UN Stakeholders Forum in held on April 15, 2004
  • Members of the UN Road Safety Collaboration
  • Stakeholders representing organizations or individuals interested in road safety in developing countries, including Implementers, Policy makers, Researchers, Consultants, Donors—anyone who wants to have input in the future of road safety in developing countries by raising critical questions or representing important stakeholders

For more information or to receive a formal invitation, please contact Lisa Hayes, call her at 404-592-1471. 


April 23-29, 2007: First United Nations Global Road Safety Week


May 3, 2007Young Driver Safety — International Congress, The Royal College of Surgeons, Westminster, London, UK

Topics to be covered:

  • Government policies on young driver safety
  • Extent of the problem — analysis of young driver crashes
  • Latest research — attitudes and behaviour of young drivers and passengers
  • A structured approach to learning to drive — international case studies of graduated driver licensing
  • Innovative approaches to awareness-raising — local and national campaigns
  • Rehabilitation — educating young drivers who offend.

June 3-6, 2007XVII Canadian Multi-Disciplinary Road Safety Conference, Montreal


June 18-21, 200720th Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference, Lyon, France

The United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Office of Vehicle Safety Research is the official Government agency responsible for the implementation of the International Technical Conferences on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles. The conferences are held approximately every two years and hosted by participating governments. Delegate and attendee participation includes governments, automotive industries, motor vehicle research engineers and scientists, medical, insurance, and legal professionals, consumers, academia, private corporations, and international media, all from around the world.

July 3-6, 2007UNECE Working Party on Road Traffic Safety

July 28 – August 2, 2007ADTSEA 51st Annual Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA

Contact the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association on 1 800 896 7703 for details.


August 26-31, 200718th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety Seattle, Washington State, USA

This will be the first ever joint meeting of the International Council on Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety ICADTS) and the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT).

The meeting will bring together toxicologists, pharmacologists, epidemiologists, law enforcement personnel, public policy experts, drug and alcohol treatment professionals, injury prevention specialists, public interest groups, and government agencies to apply their collective expertise to reducing one of the most preventable causes of accidents and injuries on roadways throughout the world.


September 3-5, 2007Changing Lanes — Tylösand Road Safety Conference, Sweden

The highly ambitious programme will be divided into two components, one in English and the other in Swedish. It will feature highly prominent speakers in the field of road safety, including:
– EU Commissioners
– Members of the EU Parliament
– People who have ratified the European Road Safety Charter
– Agenda setters
– Representatives from the automotive industry
– Representatives from the transport industry
– World Bank representatives

September 8-12, 2007Canadian Officer Safety Conference and Officer SAFE T-EX, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Canada’s premier conference for Law Enforcement Trainers.

Contact: Conference Secretariat (250) 472-7644

September 11-14, 2007UNECE Working Party on Road Traffic Safety


September 12-13, 2007Collision Reduction Through Research, Technology and Innovation 2007, Toronto, Canada

Collaborative Road Safety Symposium of Road Safety Network, The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Toronto Transportation, Toronto Police, Toronto Area Safety Coalition and the International Road Safety Academy.

September 17-21, 200723rd World Road Congress

The work being carried out within PIARC, following a four-year cycle culminating with the Paris Congress, is structured around four strategic themes, including TS3 Safety and Road Operations.

November 7-9, 2007 RSS2007 — Road Safety and Simulation, Rome, Italy

Driving is a an action in which human perception and reaction mechanisms have great impact. The process of decision making, from perception to the consequent actions, are influenced by internal factors relating to the driver’s condition,
and external factors caused by road environment.
Two main objectives stimulate the use of interactive driving simulators:
a) The chance to consider correctly in an unbiased way.
b) The possibility to simulate under controlled and repeatable conditions, monitoring in real time, an enormous number of experiments at relatively low costs.



November 14-16, 2007 Road Safety on Four Continents, Bangkok, Thailand

This conference is the 14th in a series of road safety conferences starting in 1987 with emphasis on two continents: Europe and North America. In year 2000 the conference included three continents, adding Africa, and in 2005 emphasis was even broader with four continents, including Asia. However, even if emphasis is on four continents the organisers happily welcome participation from other continents.

The event is organized by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), with active support of GRSP (Global Road Safety Partnership), FERSI (Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes), TRB (Transportation Research Board) and ECTRI (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes). The host organisation in Thailand includes the Transport Safety Planning Bureau in the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP).

November 19-22, 2007UNECE Working Party on Road Traffic Safety

November 29-30, 2007 3rd International Road Safety Conference, Perth, Australia

Following the successful conference in Dubai, this year’s event will be in Western Australia.