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22 March 2016



Complimentary IRF certified training courses open to all Intertraffic visitors

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The International Road Federation (IRF Washington) will have a stand (01-604) at Intertraffic Amsterdam and will also be hosting Complimentary Training Workshops during the event on April 6 and 7, 2016. IRF also will be conducting an ITS Committee Meeting on Wednesday April 6, 2016 from 8:30am to 10:00am and a Road Safety Committee Meeting on Thursday April 7 from 8:30am to 10:00am.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Successfully Deploying Automated Speed Enforcement Programs, from 10:30 – 12:00, 6 April, room D201 will be presented by Philip Wijers and Eva Lundberg.

Automated speed enforcement programs work, provided key principles are applied. This workshop will introduce comprehensive methodologies to allow states, provinces and/or cities around the world to effectively and economically utilize state of the art speed and red light cameras to improve the safety of their road network, while addressing concerns regarding the use of these devices as revenue generators and not for road safety improvements. This topic is timely and highly relevant for road and traffic enforcement authorities and road safety advocates around the world.

State of the Art of Electronic Toll Collection, featuring Emmanuel Grandserre and Sergio Battiboia, 14:00 – 15:30, April 6, Room D201.

The principal objective of this workshop is to provide road stakeholders with a detailed understanding of those electronic tolling solutions that are available at the current time, and those that have potential for the near future. Those solutions are placed in the context of their real-world deployment across different types of schemes, as well as the applicable charging and enforcement solutions available to network managers. At the end of the workshop, participants will have been exposed to selected ETC schemes at different stages of maturity and representative of the diversity of market solutions.

Minimum Qualifications for Road Safety Auditors presented by Mike Dreznes, 10:30 – 12:00, 7 April, Room G104.

This workshop will place particular emphasis on the qualifications of the individuals conducting road safety audits. The ultimate goal is to use locally-drawn expertise to conduct these audits wherever possible. This in turn requires road authorities to have a clear definition detailing who can conduct audits and inspections. Conversely, unqualified personnel could miss obvious safety concerns resulting in an unsafe road. Worse yet, the road authority would be using its limited financial resources to conduct these audits with less than acceptable results.

Forgiving Roadsides, featuring Mike Dreznes, Jean Bloch, Carolien Willems and Mike Stenko, 14:00 – 15:30, 7 April, Room G104.

This course will introduce attendees to technologies being used around the world to make poles located close to the road more forgiving. Attendees will learn about the current testing standards for these products used in Europe (EN12767) and in the United States (MASH-Manual to Assess Safety Hardware). The course will also explain how to evaluate these products and to better understand where and when to implement them.

To learn more about these Workshops and to register to attend (recommended) click here

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