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Monday, November 6, 2017

INDIA TO HOST THREE DAY CONFERENCE ON SAFETY OF VULNERABLE ROAD USERS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA REGION ON NOVEMBER 9-11, 2017

Engineers, Traffic Management and safety professionals, school transport managers, academia, Police and pedestrian safety experts from 22 countries including India will take part in a Three day conference on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in South East Asia Region to be held in New Delhi from November 9-11, 2017.

The Three day conference is being organised by Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in partnership with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA) USA, the Ministry of Road transport & Highways, Government of India The Bureau of Police Research and Development ,(BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the FIA Foundation UK and in technical collaboration with the united Nations economic commission for Europe (UNECE)and the United Nations economic and social commission for Asia and the pacific (UNESCAP)

The conference will address issues of, Pedestrians, Elderly, Differently Abled and School Transportation with focus on Road Environment & Infrastructure Safety Management, Legal Instruments- Responsibilities, licensing, fitness certification, Awareness and Enforcement and Post-Crash Management .

“All road users deserve a safe road. “Vulnerable” Road Users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, public transport users, School children, differently are always at greater risk than vehicle occupants and usually bear the greatest burden of injury during road crashes. In some countries including India Vulnerable Road Users represent more than 70% of the fatalities.” said Dr Rohit Baluja, President, Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE)

“Most of the Time these fatalities and serious injuries are due to high speeds of traffic and the lack of separation between these fast moving motorized vehicles and vulnerable users. Children, elderly, and disabled people are particular vulnerable, as their physical and mental skills are either not fully developed or they are especially fragile. Children and older people are often overrepresented in traffic fatalities, especially as vulnerable road users.” said Dr Rohit Baluja,

The major highlight of the conference will be unveiling of advanced new Interceptor V8 vehicle with state of the art crash lab system to help investigate accident’s and improve post crash management through road audits.

About IRTEInstitute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) is a research based not-for-profit organisation operating since 1991. For over two decades, IRTE has been dedicatedly working in partnership with Corporates, Government and the regulatory bodies towards scientifically improving all domains of traffic management in which safety is an inherent virtue.

As a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and the Commission for Global Road Safety, IRTE is committed to:
Improving the Traffic Management System through indigenous research
Improving User Behavior through Research based Training
Building capacity for nations and organisations in road safety management
Social Responsibility: We contribute to Public Health and Road Safety, conduct School conclaves, Student traffic volunteer scholarship scheme and National Highway Literacy program.

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