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Call for Abstracts: ERF RoadSide Safety Design Conference

04 June 2014

The European Union Road Federation has announced the Call for Abstracts for the next European meeting of the AFB20 Roadside Safety Design Subcommittee on International Research Activities, which will take place on 5 November 2014 in Brussels.

The one-day meeting will be an opportunity for road safety experts around the globe to gather and exchange information concerning the latest trends and developments in the area of passive safety and road safety design.

Requested topics for abstracts include:

  • EN 1317 – Implementation and Application Issues (e.g. EN 1317 updates, the implications of CE marking and its effects, use of simulations, EN 1317 and real-life issues, installation/maintenance of VRS, local authority controls for RRS)
  • Innovation for road side safety (e.g. roadside design, developing a safer road, geometric and alignment of roads, longitudinal barriers developments, crash cushion developments, crashworthy terminals developments, transition developments, energy absorbing poles developments, high friction technology developments, rumble strip developments, safety edge developments, pedestrian parapets)
  • Vulnerable Road Users and Road Safety Furniture / Work zone safety (e.g. motorcyclist and VRS, safer road design for VRU, TMA’s, positive protection for Work Zones)

The submission deadline is 19 June 2014. For more information please contact Konstantinos Diamandouros, k.diamandouros@erf.be.