First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
president Emanuela Stocchi is to speak at the European Traffic Police Network’s (TISPOL
) new Project EDWARD road safety campaign day, European Day Without A Road Death, which takes place on 21 September.
Stocchi, director of International Affairs, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT) based in Rome, Italy, will deliver remarks to the event focusing on the role of safety as “the most deeply-held, shared commitment that draws our industry together.”
Project EDWARD is designed to raise awareness among policymakers, road safety professionals, politicians, police officers, manufacturers and the general public to highlight the 2020 target to reduce road deaths.
In her remarks, Stocchi will highlight, “Our shared mission today—a Day Without a Road Death—is always at the forefront of transportation practice. It’s even more important at this time when the face and functions of our highways are changing so quickly, with new technologies opening up pathways to safer, smarter, more efficient operations. This is also a time when highway agencies around the world are working to maintain existing highway infrastructure, despite the often-overwhelming shortfall in funding.”