11th PRI World Congress 2009
- 24-26 June 2009, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Theme: 'Young people and innovative road safety solutions'
- Organisers: La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) and the Dutch Traffic Safety Association - Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN)
Road traffic accidents are the world's leading cause of death among young people in the age group of 15-19 years. The congress dealt with the most important facts regarding young people and road safety and looked at possible innovative solutions to improve road safety for this vulnerable group. The issues discussed were: communication, lifestyle, the peer group approach, gender differences, accompanied driving, political agenda setting and best practices. Both scientific insights and practical approaches were discussed at the congress.
International Symposium for the prevention of traffic accidents "Towards a safe road"
- Date: 6-8 October 2009, Tripoli, Libya
- Organised by: Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) and the Ministry of Transportation of Libya.
- Main theme: Preventing of Road Accidents - Towards a safe road.
- Download the Symposium programme here.
- Presentation 'Traffic calming measures for urban areas; the Dutch approach' by Mrs. Janneke Zomervrucht - Traffic Safety Consultant for the Dutch Traffic Safety Association.
This symposium gathered representatives from road safety organisations and ministries from the Arab region and several European countries to discuss road safety strategies, road safety campaigns, traffic education, traffic infrastructure and other road safety themes. By hosting and co-organising this symposium, the Libyan Ministry of Transportation has indicated its interest in improving road safety in Libya.
The Dutch Traffic Safety Association gave a presentation on 'Traffic calming measures for urban areas; the Dutch approach'. There were several presentations from host country Libya about amongst other things: black spots, towards a Libyan strategy to prevent traffic accidents and the role of associations, organisations and NGOs in raising awareness and in traffic education.
A selection from the other presentations:
- Tunisia presented their programme Vive la vie with festivals for traffic safety, mainly aimed at young people.
- Jordany and Abu Dhabi both presented their road safety strategies and examples of their road safety policies.
- Portugal puts great emphasis on the role of parents in road safety education. Parents have to give the right example.
- Egypt focuses on the bad condition of cars which cause the most accidents.
11th PRI World Congress 2009
- Date: 24-26 June 2009, Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
- Website: www.priworldcongress2009.com
- Theme: "Young people and innovative road safety solutions"
- Organisers: La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) & The Dutch Traffic Safety Association - VVN.
- To download the presentations of the congress, click here.
Road traffic accidents are the world’s leading cause of death among 15-19 year-olds. Over 350,000 young people worldwide are killed on the roads each year. This congress will deal with the most important facts about young people and road safety and look at possible innovative solutions to make traffic safer for them. Important issues which will be discussed are communication with and through young people, lifestyle, the peer group approach, gender differences, accompanied driving, political agenda setting and best practices. Both scientific insights and practical approaches will be discussed at the congress.
Road safety Forum, 21-22 October 2010, Bucharest - Romania
Organizers: AVAC Romania, Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and La Prévention Routière Internationale - PRI
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