ECOROADS features at 1st IRF Europe & Central Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition
1st IRF Europe & Central Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition - Istanbul, Turkey - September 15–18, 2015
The event took place in Istanbul on 15-18 September 2015. Carlo Polidori President of Italian Association of Road Safety Professionals – AIPSS attended the event and a gave a presentation about the ECOROADS Project. He gave a general overview and background of the project, summarized the purpose and general information about ECOROADS. He reminded the participants about the general objective of the ECOROADS project to overcome the barrier established by the formal interpretation of the two Directives 2008/96/EC (on road infrastructure safety management) and 2004/54/EC (on tunnels), that in practice do not allow the same Road Safety Audits/Inspections to be performed inside tunnels. To overcome this barrier, established by the formal interpretation of the 2 directives on tunnels and infrastructure road safety, ECOROADS aims at the establishment of a common enhanced approach to road infrastructure and tunnel safety management by using the concepts and criteria of the Directive 2008/96/CE on road infrastructure safety management and the results of related European Commission (EC) funded projects.
Carlo explained that workshops with stakeholders on tunnel and road managers will include the analysis/review of national practices regarding RSI/RSA to exchange best practices and experiences between European tunnel experts and road safety experts. 1st workshop will check the needs and expectations. He also reminded all about the Pilot4Safety project which was very successful.