Road Safety Conferences And Related Events Worldwide


January 9-13, 2005: U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 84th annual meeting;
Washington DC. Details.
Additional notes: Traffic safety worldwide will be an essential 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.
Conference details and application form.

February 15-17, 2005: The Annual International Conference on Road Safety, Rescue and Rehabilitation; Rishon Lezion, Israel.
Organized by the Research Institute of Human Factors in Road Safety (H.F.R.S.)
“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, 2005: International 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 moving toward global vehicle safety standardization.
Representatives of The European Commission will attend the Summit, 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 T.R.W.
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 harder to achieve, especially for drivers, car occupants, and motorcyclists?” More details are here.

March 9, 2005: EuroRAP International Conference; London, England
“Understanding the risk-reducing road injury.”
EuroRAP and The A.A. Motoring Trust present a unique opportunity to learn about the dynamic EuroRAP program 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 organizations, and leading voices from the medical profession, media, and transport industry.
The 2005 EuroRAP risk mapping results for Britain and Ireland will be revealed during the Conference, including Ireland’s first risk map.
This meeting is a rare opportunity for anyone responsible for a safe road system – engineers, police, fleet managers, elected members, and road safety professionals – to discuss this new approach with leading European figures.
More details here, or from Claire McGhee by email at or phone at ++44 [0] 1252 700969.

March 13-15, 2005: Lifesavers 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.”
Details here.

March 21-23, 2005: Extraordinary I.C.T.C.T. Workshop; Campo Grande, Brazil
“Measures to assess risk in traffic as reflected by individual test performance, attitude measurement, and behavior 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 to identify and analyze dangerous situations in road traffic based on criteria other than past accidents, analogous to the methods of air and industrial safety.]

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

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

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

April 13, 2005: A.I.R.S.O.; 40th Anniversary Year Lecture, by Professor Frank McKenna; London, England.
[Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers]
For further details contact

April 21-22, 2005: Road safety perspective: Intelligent vehicles driving on intelligent roads; Rome, Italy.
[The web page for further details was ‘down’ when this was posted on the D.S.A. website. To find those details, we suggest you go to and look for the above title.]

April 23-27, 2005: 2005 C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) Conference; Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
The Operation C.A.R.E. International Conference is the only one that gathers chief executives from state and provincial law enforcement organizations dedicated to traffic safety. This Conference aims to develop new strategies and improve existing programs to reduce property damage, injuries, and fatalities on our highways.
Details here.

May 10-11, 2005: Crash-Tech 2005; Nuremberg, Germany.
In the White Paper “European Transport Policy,” the E.U. 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 the population are required.
Although they have been essential for reducing traffic fatalities, measures to improve only passive vehicle safety are considered insufficient regarding the aims of the European roadworthiness program. To face our increasing desire for mobility and avoid accidents, much attention must be paid to the future interaction of primary and secondary vehicle safety, and for this reason, it crashed. Tech 2005 offers you, for the first time, a brilliant opportunity to discuss this issue in a session exceptionally dedicated to this topic. Apart from assessing 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.
Brochure here (pdf).

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

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

Click here to download a flyer (opposite) with full conference details.

If you would like to attend, please get in touch with Brake at 00 44 1484 559909 or email

May 19, 2005: Traffic Injury Research Foundation (T.I.R.F.) 42nd Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.
Staff will also make presentations on selected current research programs.
More details are here.

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

The TRB is sponsoring the National Roundabout Conference in Vail. The use of roundabouts as an alternative to stopping 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. In addition, a field workshop on techniques and cues used by pedestrians who are blind at roundabouts is planned.
The draft program is here.

May 30-31, 2005: SAFE Highways of the Future 2005; Stuttgart, Germany.
SAFE Highways of the Future 2005 is Europe’s leading highway safety conference. With the theme, “Using and utilizing 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, and Volvo, consultants, O.E.M.s, inventors, and renowned highway safety experts. Nowhere else in Europe in 2005 will so much knowledge be gathered in one place.
More details are here.

June 1-4, 2005: P.R.I. Road Safety Forum, plus “Road Safety Education – Continued Users Training,” Lisbon, Portugal.
Hosted by the International Road Safety Organisation [P.R.I.].
Get further details from:

June 2, 2005: European 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 European Transport Safety Lectures aim 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 the European Transport Safety Council and one of its member organizations.
The entire program will be available shortly here.

June 2-3, 2005: Australasian College of Road Safety Driver Distraction Conference; Parliament House Conference Centre, Sydney.
Conference brochure here (pdf).

June 5-8, 2005: Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
General details here.
The provisional program here.

June 6-9, 2005: Enhanced Safety of Vehicles 2005; Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Details here.

June 27-30, 2005: 3rd International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design; Rockport, Maine, U.S.A.
Website: Click here [Papers due: April 20]

July 6-9, 2005: Institute of Road Safety Officers Conference, 2005; Leeds, England
….The course program is very much about interaction. Under our “THINK AGAIN” title, we want to reconsider ways of addressing the issues that we all face in our working day. You won’t just hear about the good practice. You will be asked to participate in creating it, and you will go away with workable ideas that you can use…
More details are here.

July 13, 2005: Safer Fleets Conference; Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England.
The Conference will provide senior fleet decision-makers with a concise overview of critical issues concerning fleet driver safety. The event commences at 0930 and concludes with a luncheon at 1330. There will be an opportunity to meet with the presenters and discuss their presentations’ content.
Contact the conference administrator – Tracy Howell – on [++44] [0] 1707 883300 or email

July 21-22, 2005: International Best Practice in Road Speed Management; Birmingham, U.K.
Discover proven strategies to reach the public & improve driver behavior through pioneering approaches to speed management. Are you striving to reduce the rate to achieve your 2010 road casualty reduction targets but feel that the public isn’t responding? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to get to the crux of what’s working and not in international road speed management.
Further general details here
Day One – Content
Day Two – Content

July 30 – August 3, 2005: American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (A.D.T.S.E.A.) 49th Annual Conference
Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Details here.

July 31 — August 4, 2005: 2005 Traffic Records Forum — Association of Traffic Safety Information Professionals (A.T.S.I.P.), 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,
Our pool of potential Exhibitors is growing rapidly and still has more potential.
If you would like to join the A.T.S.I.P. mailing list for the 2005 Traffic Records Forum in Buffalo, NY, please get in touch with Nicole Pappas at

August 28-31, 2005: G.H.S.A. Annual Meeting — The Governors’ Highway Safety Association — Norfolk Marriott Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.
Registration materials will be mailed this Spring.
To be placed on the mailing list, please email and put “2005 Annual Meeting” in the subject line.

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

September 14-15, 2005: RoSCoW Annual Road Safety Seminar; North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, U.K.
[The Road Safety Council of Wales]
Website here.
September 26-27, 2005: 6th Annual Ignition Interlock Symposium; Annecy, France

More details from the T.I.R.F. are here.

In addition, a summary of the 5th Annual Symposium (October 2004) is currently available here.


September 29, 2005: Symposium on the Drowsy Driver; Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York
Presented by The Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board and the N.Y. 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 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.
Vince Bellino may also be contacted by email at:
(For the geographical location, visit this map and click on Dutchess County.)

October 2-5, 2005: International Conference on Distracted Driving, Toronto, Canada.
The Canadian Automobile Association (C.A.A.) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (T.I.R.F.) are organizing a major international conference on Distracted driving. The meeting aims 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 distracted driving and facilitate the cooperative effort.


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.
General information and contact details in English or French
Outline program (more details to follow): English or French
Prévention Routière website.

October 4-7, 2005: International Road Safety and Equipment Exhibition; Madrid, Spain.
Further details are here.

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 the active involvement of G.R.S.P. (Global Road Safety Partnership), F.E.R.S.I. (Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes), TRB (Transportation Research Board), C.S.I.R., and E.C.T.R.I. (European Conferences of Transport Research Institute).
More details are here.
For additional information, contact Richard Pain: at

October 10-11, 2005: 3rd Pan-Hellenic Conference on Road Safety; University of Patras, Greece.
….The participation of selected scientists from other E.U. countries is expected to be particularly important…
Webpage here.

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. As a result, considerable emphasis has been placed on the need to enforce road traffic law and keep the law pattern under review as part of the strategies to reduce road casualties. This Conference will look at the current structure of regulation 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 several changes to the legislative structure. The consultation paper on Bad Driving Offences suggests amendments to the offenses 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 balance education, deterrence, and punishment be? 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 severe as the law appears to consider.
This Conference will be held at a crucial 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 critical issues to take forward in the coming years.
Download the conference brochure.

October 13-15, 2005: 3rd Italian International Road Safety Exhibition 2005
; The Palafiere, Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre (Province of Trento), Italy.
For further information, email:

November 9-11, 2005: 49th Stapp Car Crash Conference; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, U.S.A.
Details here.

November 12-13, 2005: I.T.A.I. 2005 (The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators Conference) Dunblane, Stirlingshire, U.K. Details here.

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

November 15-17, 2005: Second International Conference on Driver Behaviour and Training; Edinburgh, Scotland.
Website (no further details at time of posting) here.
Or contact either: or

November 30 — December 3, 2005: 4th International Festival for Road Safety Campaigns; The Africa EL Mouradi Hotel (5 stars), Tunis
The Tunisian Road Safety Association (A.T.P.R.) and the International Road Safety (P.R.I.) have engaged in a global partnership alliance to promote road safety. The main objective of this partnership is to implant new habits and practices about Road Safety. The ultimate goal is to preserve human lives and national economies against losses from road accidents.
The event will be conducted in Arabic, French, and English.
More details are here.

December 6, 2005: PACTS’ Westminster Lecture, Central London, U.K. (By invitation)
Details, in due course, from PACTS


February 15-16, 2006: Road 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.
A summary of the 2005 event and, presumably, in due course, full details of the 2006 event may be viewed here.

February 27–March 1, 2006: RoSPA 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.
More details (or register for more information) here.

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

March 21, 2006: Safer Roads, Safer Drivers; Victoria Park Plaza, London, England
This one-day Conference, sponsored by the I.A.M. in its 50th anniversary year, examines the Driver’s role, particularly driver education, 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.
Full details here.

March 23, 2006: 1st 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-long term.
In parallel, LASER EUROPE has also encouraged the creation of regional festivals (a Latin American Festival held in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2000) and 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 U.N.E.C.E. Transport Division.

March 26-28, 2006: 2006 International Motorcycle Safety Conference — “The Human Element”; Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
Details here.

March 27-29, 2006: 10th PRI International Road Safety World Congress
10e Congrès Mondial de la PRI
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The 10th P.R.I. World Traffic Safety Congress’s title is derived from the Traffic safety strategies concept: “Think Global, Act Local.”
More details here (in English). (French) (Arabic)
(P.R.I. Homepage)

March 27-30, 2006: X11 International Winter Road Congress – A.I.P.C.R.; Turin-Sestriere, Italy.
….The International Winter Road Congress is a broad, interdisciplinary forum on state-of-the-art best practices and 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 critical issues and challenges for the years ahead…
More details here (in English, Italian, or French)

March 28, 2006: C.I.R.E.N. Public Meeting; US DOT Headquarters – Room 6200. 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (C.I.R.E.N.) is a multi-center research program involving a collaboration of clinicians and engineers in academia, industry, and Government. Together, they pursue in-depth studies of crashes, injuries, and treatments to improve processes and outcomes. C.I.R.E.N. aims to enhance 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, 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, affiliation, and phone number.

March 31, 2006: Child Seats and Seat Belts: New Laws Seminar; at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, London, UK.
From May 2006, children traveling in cars will also be required to use an appropriate child restraint, with few exceptions. As a result, the existing “if available” loophole will disappear.
Passengers in minibusses, 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 the new laws, how they affect individuals and organizations, and the applicable exemptions. The event will help professionals, practitioners, and anyone who organizes transport for children or advises the public. More details are here.

April 3-5, 2006: Focused Enforcement for the 21st Century; Ocean City, Maryland, USA
NHTSA Mid-Atlantic Region Traffic Safety Summit.
No other details are available at the time of posting.

April 3-6, 2006: S.A.E. World Congress; Cobo Center, Detroit, U.S.A.
Details here.

April 4-7, 2006: Intertraffic; 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….”
More details are here.

April 4-7, 2006: I.R.F. Geneva/Brussels Annual Meeting and European Traffic Safety Conference; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B.E.L.G.I.U.M. [Honest! That’s what it says on their website at present. In other words, check the exact details.]
Visit the main I.R.F. website here.

April 5, 2006: European Traffic Safety Conference — ‘Safer Roads through Innovation’; Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The I.R.F. will organize a one-day road safety conference with Intertraffic Amsterdam. The Conference will include the inaugural I.R.F. European Road Safety Award presentation.
[The International Road Federation is a worldwide not-for-profit 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, research institutes, road directorates, and ministries in charge of transportation infrastructure and communications.]
More details are here.
April 9-11, 2006: Lifesavers Conference 2006; Austin Convention Center, Texas, U.S.A.
More details here as they become available.


April 25, 2006: Management Workshop: “The Highway Code – An untapped resource for fleet managers”;
Hosted by BRAKE, at B.T., Leicester, U.K. (Details here, together with other BRAKE events)

May 3-5, 2006: Fit to Drive: 1st International Traffic Expert Congress; Berlin, Germany.
Organized by the European Union. Email:

May 4, 2006: Speed 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:
Phone: [0] 1484 559909

May 9-10, 2006: Intelligent 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 centers will share their knowledge on safety and animate discussions on this critical topic. The program consists of lectures and practical exercises performed in small groups.
For further information about lecturers, location, or registration form, click here.
For details of the agenda, click here.

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

May 10, 2006: The 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 a presentation on fraudulent claims by Dominic Harris.
Details here.

May 10-11, 2006: 1st SafetyNet Conference on European Accident Data and Road and Vehicle Safety Policy
The Conference aims to examine how data-driven road and vehicle safety policies are formed and identify the challenges that will come with new technologies and post-2010 casualty reduction targets. In addition, speakers will help define the future development of the European Road Safety Observatory for both E.U. and national level support of safety policy.
Further details are here.
What is I.S. SafetyNet?

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

May 18-19, 2006: Road 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 interest transportation engineering and planning professionals at all levels. The forum is intended to make attendees more aware of recent and current road safety initiatives and better prepare practitioners to use many new road safety approaches. Details here.

May 18-20, 2006: Italian Road Safety Exhibition 2006; ‘Palafiere’ Trade Fair, Congress & Exhibition Center, Riva del Garda (Lake Garda), Italy.
[The organizers] are in contact with the Geneva-based UN ECE DG’s offices, the Rome-based UN WHO, Brussels-based EU EC DG TREN; the E.A.R.P.A., A.P.S.N., E.R.T.I.C.O., E.T.S.C., and many others to coordinate [an] institutional awareness campaign under the same ‘umbrella’ given ( for example) the coming 2007 road safety week appointment, the signature of the European Road Safety Charter and other exciting events…
Participation at the Italian International Road Safety Exhibition will mean gaining priority access to vast information and experience, discussing innovative ideas, promoting models of behavior and awareness far from prescriptive approaches, and having fun at the correlated special events planned…
Further details are here.

June 2-4, 2006: Crash Canada 2006; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Crash Canada 2006 is an interactive conference on vehicle rescue. At the crash scene, today’s emergency responders face overwhelming challenges in vehicle design. Emergency personnel must maintain current knowledge and place safety as their priority. This Conference will bring together emergency medical services, fire, police, and rescue personnel. Details here.

June 9-12, 2006: Challenge Bibendum, Paris
Challenge Bibendum, sponsored by Michelin, is an opportunity to “listen, observe and debate to understand better “road safety, new technologies, and energy.
On Friday, experts will participate in the thematic round tables to debate technical and regulatory developments worldwide before drafting a summary of their discussions. The outcome will be presented during a one-hour-long conference on Saturday at the C.E.R.A.M. and will serve as an introduction to the three sessions of the forum. In addition, they will be published in the Paris Report after the event.
The Learning Centre will allow 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 actual 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 of the current evolutions worldwide…. more details here.

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

June 12-15, 2006: Transport Research Arena 2006 – safer, greener, and more innovative road transport for Europe;
Gothenburg, Sweden. Organized by the Conference of European Directors of Roads, the European Commission, and the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council.


June 12-16, 2006: First European Conference on Road Transport Research Göteborg, Sweden.
The central theme of this Conference is implementing the European Research Arena (E.R.A.) on Road Transport.
More details are here.

July 4-7, 2006: ICrash 2006: International Crashworthiness Conference; Athens, Greece.
Organized by the National Technical University of Athens.


July 5-7, 2006: Conference 2006: “Road Safety in the National [Schools] Curriculum: Better in than out?”
It is hosted by the Institute of Road Safety Officers [I.R.S.O.] London Area Group at the Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, TW20 0EX, U.K. For further details, email: (London Borough of Havering) or phone: ++44 [0]1708-432807.

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

September 10-14, 2006: 9th International Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Details here.

September 13-14, 2006: Collision Reduction Through Research, Technology and Innovation 2006; Toronto, Canada
A joint symposium by Road Safety Network, Toronto Area Safety Coalition, Toronto Transportation, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Toronto Police Service, and International Road Safety Academy – Canada.
Contact: Ted Holtzheuser,

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

September 20-22, 2006: 2006 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact (I.R.C.O.B.I.) Conference; Madrid, Spain. Hosted by the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact.


September 26-29, 2006: German Roads and Traffic Congress and Exhibition 2006; Karlsruhe, Germany.
More details here (in German only).

October 15-18, 2006: New York Highway Safety Conference; The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604, U.S.A.
More details are here.

October 16-18, 2006: 20th World Congress of the International Traffic Medicine Association; Melbourne, Australia.
Organized by the International Traffic Medicine Association


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

October 22-26, 2006: 7th Annual International Ignition Interlock Symposium; Rich Carlton, Vail Colorado, U.S.A.
Details here.

October 25-27, 2006: Australasian 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 to reduce death and serious injury on Australian and New Zealand roads.


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


November 6-8, 2006: 50th S.T.A.P.P. Car Crash Conference; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A.
Details here.

Nov 8-10, 2006: Professional Motorsport World Expo 2006; Köln, Germany
[D.S.A. comment: Yes, okay, it’s big boys’ toys, but many people do not comprehend how much safety technology has come to ordinary cars from developments within motor racing.]
For more information on Professional MotorSport World Expo 2006, please contact Thomas Standley at or telephone at +44 (0)1306 741200 (U.K.)

December 4-6, 2006: 28th International Symposium & Exhibition on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems;
Karlsruhe Congress Centre, Germany.
Modern concepts for protecting 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 marketplace for engineers, scientists, legislators, managers, and marketing people to exchange information, get and improve contacts, stimulate further progress, and promote advanced car passenger safety systems on a neutral stage…. more.

December 6-8, 2006: 4th International Conference’ Child Restraints – Protection of Children in Cars
[No further details available at the time of posting.]


January 31 – February 1, 2007: Local Government Road Safety Conference, Sydney, Australia
The N.S.W. Local Government Road Safety Program (L.G.R.S.P.) represents a collaborative approach to achieving road safety in N.S.W., especially within councils. Initiated in 1992, the program aims to involve Local Government and local communities in road safety planning and activities to contribute to the statewide effort to reduce the incidence and severity of crashes.

February 5-7, 2007: African Road Safety Conference, Accra, Ghana
More details from the U.N. Road Safety Collaboration.

February 14-16, 2007: Road Safety & Traffic Management Egypt 2007
Now in its third edition, the Conference will 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.”
Further details are here.

February 26-28, 2007: RoSPA 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 delivering road safety education in schools, and even more outside of this arena. 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 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. Next, motor vehicle safety covers motorcycle riding and car driving and continues with opportunities for relevant refresher education and training throughout life.
Congress will explore good practices in providing road safety education (including training and publicity) for different age groups and other settings, educating significant safety professionals and the gaps that need to be plugged in. — SOLD OUT!

March 20-22, 2007: U.N.E.C.E. Working Party on Road Traffic Safety


March 25-27, 2007: Lifesavers 2007 Conference; The Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
“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 many 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) • e-mail Mary Lofgren

April 16-19, 2007: S.A.E. World Congress, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
“For four days, the S.A.E. 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.”
A list of the safety topics covered may be found here, and the main web page is here.

On Monday, April 16, Eddie Wren — Executive Director of Drive and Stay Alive, which owns and runs this website — will present a paper at the S.A.E. 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 improving road safety among youth.


April 25, 2007: 2nd U.N. 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 worldwide. This forum follows the historic U.N. 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, N.G.O.s, Civil Society, the Private Sector, Foundations, and Multilateral Agencies to:
Report on global road safety progress since the U.N. General Assembly meeting of April 2004.

Begin to assess the road safety needs of 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 a framework for the U.N. General Assembly debate and Resolution to support a Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety in 2008 under the auspices of the U.N.

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 U.N.
Who Should Participate:

Participants from the First UN Stakeholders Forum held on April 15, 2004

Members of the U.N. 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 get in touch with Lisa Hayes at or, or call her at 404-592-1471.


April 23-29, 2007: First United Nations Global Road Safety Week
Further information is here.

May 3, 2007: Young Driver Safety — International Congress, The Royal College of Surgeons, Westminster, London, UK
Topics to be covered:
Government Policies on young driver safety
The extent of the problem — analysis of young Driver crashes
The latest research — attitudes and behavior 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.
Online brochure here.


June 3-6, 2007: XVII Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Montreal
Details here.

June 18-21, 2007: 20th 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 government agency responsible for implementing 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 include governments, automotive industries, motor vehicle research engineers and scientists, medical, insurance, legal professionals, consumers, academia, private corporations, and international media worldwide.
Details here.

July 3-6, 2007: U.N.E.C.E. Working Party on Road Traffic Safety


July 28 – August 2, 2007: A.D.T.S.E.A. 51st Annual Conference, Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.
Contact the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association on 1 800 896 7703 for details.

August 26-31, 2007: 18th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety Seattle, Washington State, U.S.A.
This will be the first joint meeting of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety I.C.A.D.T.S.) and the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (T.I.A.F.T.).
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.
More details are here.

September 3-5, 2007: Changing Lanes — Tylösand Road Safety Conference, Sweden
The highly ambitious program 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:
– E.U. Commissioners
– Members of the E.U. 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
Website here.
Online brochure here (.pdf).

September 8-12, 2007: Canadian 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, 2007: U.N.E.C.E. Working Party on Road Traffic Safety


September 12-13, 2007: Collision 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. Contact: Ted Holtzheuser,

September 17-21, 2007: 23rd World Road Congress
The work within P.I.A.R.C., following a four-year cycle culminating with the Paris Congress, is structured around four strategic themes, including TS3 Safety and Road Operations.
Program here.

November 7-9, 2007: RSS2007 — Road Safety and Simulation, Rome, Italy
Driving is an activity in which human perception and reaction mechanisms significantly impact. The process of decision-making, from perception to the consequent actions, is influenced by internal factors relating to the Driver’s condition,
and external factors caused by the 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 an enormous number of experiments at relatively low costs under controlled and repeatable conditions, monitoring in real-time.
More details are here.


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, emphasizing two continents: Europe and North America. In 2000, the panel included three continents, adding Africa; in 2005, power was even broader with four continents, including Asia. However, even if power is on four continents, the organizers happily welcome participation from other continents.
The event is organized by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), with the active support of G.R.S.P. (Global Road Safety Partnership), F.E.R.S.I. (Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes), TRB (Transportation Research Board), and E.C.T.R.I. (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes). The host organization in Thailand includes the Transport Safety Planning Bureau in the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP).
Further details are here.

November 19-22, 2007: U.N.E.C.E. Working Party on Road Traffic Safety