QTTSC holds session on ‘Vulnerable Road User Safety’
02 Oct 2017 - 3:51
The Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently hosted a training programme on “Vulnerable Road User Safety”, in collaboration with the International Road Federation (IRF).
The event brought together experts from CENG, QTTSC, IRF, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and construction and engineering consultancy companies.
The training was delivered by a distinguished panel of presenters, that included IRF Executive Vice-President, Michael G Dreznes; Senior Technical Advisor to the National Organizations for Youth Safety of the USA, Joe Toole; and the Road Safety Projects Manager at World Resources Institute Turkey, Celai Tolga Imamoglu.
They presented on a wide range of issues related to vulnerable road users safety including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. A special emphasis was placed on safer school zones as well as educational campaigns designed for all road users from ages five to ninety-five years old.
The training was designed for road agency executives; highway and street engineers; traffic management and traffic safety professionals; pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle safety advocates; law enforcement; and research and academia personnel.
CENG Dean and QTTSC Director, Dr Khalifa Al Khalifa, said: “The event comes in line with CENG’s efforts to raise community awareness on the importance of traffic safety for vulnerable road users especially pedestrians. The presenters discussed the reasons why pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles riders and non-motorised vehicles are involved in impacts that result in fatalities and serious injuries. The corrective actions, including education, enforcement and engineering countermeasures that can be taken to reduce these impacts were presented in detail.”