WDM® is helping organise the 4th International Safer Roads Conference, which will be held in the UK from 18 - 21 May 2014 with the overriding theme of "saving lives through safer roads”.
Every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads resulting in 1.3 million road deaths each year. Whist there is growing awareness of the important role developing nations have to play in averting the emerging disaster of road accident rates, developed nations cannot be complacent.
In the UK almost 2,000 lives are lost on the roads every year and 2011 saw the first increase in road deaths for nearly a decade, making the Conference theme even more relevant.
The 4th Conference is being organised by WDM® in conjunction with the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation and will support the UN Decade of Action, launched in 2011, to emphasise the importance of the road surface as well as other road safety initiatives in reducing accident rates.
Delegates will consist of engineers, practitioners, policy makers and other professionals from central and local governments, academics from universities and research organisations, consultants and contractors.
For further information and to view papers from the first three conferences visit the 2014 conference website www.saferroads.org.uk
There is a special Conference ticket deal for WDM® customers – email