24 Oct 2006


The 5th Forum workshop held on 23 October 2006 focused on the key measures of the recent Infrastructure Safety Directive.


A Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management

Years of wait came to an end on 5 October 2006 as the European Commission released a package of measures geared at harmonising safe road management practices on the Trans-European Network. In a context where road infrastructure and design are a contributing factor in one out of three fatal accidents, the directive’s objective is to allow road infrastructure safety management to become a comprehensive system based on a thorough analysis of accidents, the identification of risky designs, revised guidelines and training curricula, as well as the implementation of effective remedial measures. Applying these measures to all motorways and main roads of the EU is estimated to reduce the number of fatalities by 1,300 every year, or 12 % of the fatalities occurring in this part of the network.

Workshop Presentations

Download the programme

To download a copy of the presentations, please click on the corresponding speaker's name (large files - it is recommended to use right-click & "Save Target As" option).

Mr. Sandro Francesconi, European Commission, Road Safety Unit


Workshop Pictures

The ERF Infrastructure Safety Forum

The ERF Infrastructure Safety Forum, an initiative launched by ERF as part of its commitment towards better road safety which hosts discussions aimed at highlighting the life-saving potential offered by safer road engineering.

This Forum event was supported by 3M Traffic Safety Systems.