National Conference of the Hellenic Neurological Society, Alexandroupolis 2015

The 27th National Conference of the Hellenic Neurological Society took place with great success in Alexandroupolis, on 6-9 June 2015. One of the conference sessions was dedicated to neurological diseases and driving.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Relationship between sleep disorders and driving behavior of people with mild cognitive impairment

ppt5 Self-awareness of cognitive performance: differences between healthy elderly and patients with mild cognitive impairment

ppt5 Walking in a direct line as a prognosis indicator of fitness to drive in Parkinson disease patients

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

National Congress on Psychological Research, Nicosia 2015

The 15th National Congress on Psychological Research organised by  the Hellenic Psychological Society and the University of Cyprus took place with great success in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 27-31 May 2015.  The theme of the conference was ‘Psychology in Greece and the Mediterranean‘ and included topics on driver psychology. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Neuropsychological factors in driving with or without distraction‘ ppt5

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SafetyCube Road Safety Decision Support System Workshop, Brussels 2015

The Stakeholders Workshop on the European Road Safety Decision Support System to be developed by the SafetyCube Horizons 2020 research project is scheduled for June 17th 2015 in Brussels. The purpose of this Workshop it to identify the needs and initiate the discussion between key road safety experts and stakeholders for the development of a European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) which will provide reliable and easily accessible information for the identification of the most cost-effective measures addressing each specific road safety problem.

The Workshop programme focuses on two main goals:

– to identify user for the European Road Safety Decision Support System

– to identify “hot topics” in terms of risk factors, safety effects and cost-benefit analyses to be considered in the SafetyCube DSS

Attendance is free on first-come first-served basis to those registered at the following link pdf5

May 30th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

EUSDR – First Danube Region Road Safety Conference, Ljubljana 2015

The First Danube Region Road Safety Conference: “Towards an Increased Road Safety in the Danube Region, towards Zero Vision”, organised by the EU Strategy for the Danube Region Programme (EUSDR PA1b), together with the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastucture of the Republic of Serbia, took place with great success in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20 – 21 May 2015.

More than 100 policy makers, lead experts and international academia gathered in Ljubljana to discuss present and future road safety relevant challenges, solutions and best practices for the 14 countries of the Danube macro-region and beyond, including road safety soft and hard measures, improvement and development of road infrastructure, road safety management and human behaviour in traffic. 

All presentations are now available.

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Monitoring Road Safety Policies and Performance‘ ppt5

May 21st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – IFSTTAR – Modelling Pedestrian Behaviour Workshop – Paris 2015

A Workshop on Observation and Modelling of Pedestrian Behaviour in Urban Areas organised by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) took place with great success in Marne-la-Valée – Paris, on 4 May 2015, within the framework of the Post Doctoral research project “PEDMOD- Models of pedestrian behaviour and safety” of NTUA Research Associate Dr. Eleonora Papadimitriou. The objective of the Workshop was the analysis of the state of the art on pedestrian behaviour observation and modelling, through the exchange of experiences in implementing meaningful pedestrian behaviour measurements, testing novel methodologies to explore pedestrian strategies, choices and behavioural patterns, and developing flexible and robust models to predict and understand pedestrian walking and crossing behaviour in urban areas. pdf5

All presentations are now available:

ppt5 The PEDMOD research project – Overview (George Yannis – NTUA)

ppt5 Analysis of pedestrian trajectories: behavioural patterns and individual practices (Sylvain Lassarre – IFSTTAR)

ppt5 Integration of human factors in pedestrian crossing choice models (Eleonora Papadimitriou – NTUA)

ppt5 Methods for observing pedestrian behaviour: ethologic observation and declared questionnaire (Marie-Axelle Granié – IFSTTAR)

ppt5 Observation of children pedestrian behaviours – the ESSAIM project (Marie-Soleil Cloutier – INRS)

ppt5 Pedestrian trajectories in stations (Zoi Christoforou & Pierre Argoul – LVMT/ENPC)

ppt5 Pedestrian behaviour through experimental studies on street-crossing simulator (Aurelie Dommes – IFSTTAR)

ppt5 Modelling for the pedestrians simulation (Jean-Michel Auberlet – IFSTTAR)

May 4th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

OSCE Road Safety Regional Conference, Pristina 2015

A Regional Conference on Road Traffic Safety and activities within the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020″, organised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – Mission for Kosovo, took place in Pristina, Kosovo on 29 April 2015. More than 50 road safety decision makers, experts and stakeholders adressed all current and future aspects of road safety in Kosovo.pdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Monitoring Road Safety Policies and Performance‘ ppt5

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Washington 2015

The 67th AAN Annual Meeting organised by the American Academy of Neurology took place with great success in Washington, DC, on 18-25 April 2015. A special session ondriving performance contained very interesting contributions.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 City and rural driving performance in healthy controls, MCI, and AD patients: Preliminary results from a driving simulation experiment with the use of distraction

ppt5 Motor abilities and driving performance in Parkinson’s disease (PD)

ppt5 Motorway driving performance in healthy controls, MCI, and AD patients: Preliminary results from a driving simulation experiment  

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

9th Panhellenic Conference of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, Thessaloniki 2015

The 9th Panhellenic Conference of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders organised by the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders took place in Thessaloniki, on 23-26 April 2015. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Relationship between depression and driving behavior of people with mild cognitive impairment 

ppt5 Walking in a direct line as a prognosis indicator of fitness to drive in Parkinson disease patients

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

RTSA – Road Safety in Local Communities Conference, Kragujevac 2015

The Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia (RTSA) together with several Serbian and international road safety Governmental, Academic and other organisations organised with great success the 10th Jubilee International Conference on Road Safety in Local Communities, in Kragujevac, Serbia, on 22-25 April 2015. More than 150 national and international road safety decision makers, experts and stakeholders contributed to very fruitful discussion focussing all five pillars of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Integrated speed management strategies in local communities in South East Europe‘ pdf5ppt5

April 24th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

IBSR – International Symposium on Road Safety Behaviour Measurements and Indicators, Brussels 2015

An International Symposium on Road Safety Behaviour Measurements and Indicators, organised by the Belgian Road Safety Institute, took place with great success in Brussels, on 23 April 2015. The event featured presentations by international experts on behaviour monitoring, exchange of experiences in implementing behaviour measurements and discussions about methodologies used to build representative indicators. 

All the presentations of the conference are now available. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Star rating driver traffic and safety behaviour through OBD and smartphone data collection‘ ppt5

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting – Brussels 2015

The Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) organised the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM15), which took place in Brussels, on 22-23 April 2015. This key event, gathered some 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry, standardisation agencies, SME’s and the media. 

With the theme of “Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure. Faster, cheaper, more reliable, safer, greener”, FIRM15 featured multiple information sessions on the following themes:

• Infrastructure level: Engineering and technical solutions

• System level: operations including monitoring inspections

• Governance level: management and financial issues

All the presentations of the event are now available. 

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

TISPOL Road Safety Conference, Manchester 2015

This year’s Road Safety Conference organised by TISPOL will take place in Manchester, on 7 October 2015. This year’s conference will focus on the challenges of protecting vulnerable road users, and the importance of finding effective solutions to reduce death and serious injury on Europe’s roads. There will be an interesting and varied line-up of speakers from police, policymaking and industry across Europe. 

March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA / HITE – 6th Pan-hellenic Road Safety Conference, Athens 2015

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers organised the 6th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Road Safety, which took place with great success in Athens at the Amphitheater of the Ministry of Infrastructure, on 12-13 March 2015. The main objectives of the conference were to explore and assess the level of road safety in the country and the efforts and innovations implemented to improve the road safety of drivers, vehicles and pedestrians in Greece. More than 300 road safety experts and stakeholders participated at the 8 sessions with 35 oral and 24 poster presentations.
The Conference Proceedings and the respective presentations are available at the Conference website. 
 NTUA presentations concerned:
pdf5 ppt5 Identification of potential hazardous locations on existing roads as related to road alignment
pdf5 ppt5 Investigation of the influence of  the road grade in determining the Stopping Sight Distance
ppt5 Safety considerations in road infrastructure design
March 13th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

ERF / NTUA / HITE – Road Infrastructure Safety Equipment Technical Conference – Athens 2015

More than 200 road infrastructure safety experts and stakeholders have attended the 2-day Technical Conference on ‘Current Advances in Road Infrastructure Safety Equipment’ organised by the European Union Road Federation (ERF), in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), that took place on 12-13 February 2015, in the Acropolis Museum, Athens.

The first day of the Technical Conference was dedicated to European and Greek policies and legislation with respect to road infrastructure safety, with the second focusing more on European standards and their implementation in Greece, together with good practices for road infrastructure safety equipment. Technical sessions focused on road restraint systems, horizontal and vertical signage, work-zones, passive support and maintenance. All presentations are now available. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Management of Road Infrastructure Safety‘ ppt5

February 13th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER – FAST-zero Symposium, Gothenburg 2015

The FAST-zero Symposium organised by SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre and Chalmers University of Technology in co-operation with Swedish Vehicular Engineering Association will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 9-11 September 2015. The symposium will be held outside Japan for the first time. Sweden is a natural choice for a FAST-zero symposium since the Swedish parliament was the first to announce a Vision Zero policy. The main idea is simple: No loss of life in traffic is acceptable. But the approach is innovative; since humans make mistakes, instead of making the driver responsible, vehicles and traffic system solutions must be designed so that accidents are avoided. 

February 8th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER/STA/NHTSA – International Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, Gothenburg 2015

The 24th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) organised by the Swedish Transport Administration and the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 8-11, 2015. The ESV conference is internationally focused on vehicle safety and is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and many other participating Governments across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. 

February 8th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

FEMA – 4th European Motorcyclists’ Forum – Brussels 2015

The 4th European Motorcyclists Forum, organised by the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA), hosted by the European Parliament members Inés Ayalá-Sender (S&D), and Wim van de Camp (EPP), Transport Committee Vice-Chairman Dominique Riquet (ALDE) took place in Brussels, on 2-3 February 2015. This year’s Forum focused on the question “How to tackle motorcycle safety challenges for the next decade?

After a series of presentations and discussions on the 2nd of February the second day was used to obtain views on the outcomes of the EU co-financed project RIDERSCAN– A European Scanning Tour for Motorcycle Safety, including the state of the art of motorcycle safety knowledge, access to powered two wheelers, the traffic and road environment, and how to convey safety messages to riding community, in order to set up a result-based PTW safety strategy. Subsequently, the Debate-Session in the Parliament took place in the morning of Tuesday 3rd of February and further expand on motorcycling safety in the context of the mid-term evaluation of Commission road safety policy orientations 2011-2020. 

February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

TRB Annual Meeting – Washington 2015

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., in  11-15 January 2015. The TRB Annual Meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees-policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting was Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Multilevel comparative analysis of road safety in european capital cities

pdf5 ppt5 Introducing human factors in pedestrian crossing behavior models

pdf5 ppt5 Driving behaviour of drivers with mild cognitive impairment and alzheimer’s disease: a driving simulator study

pdf5 ppt5 Do simulator measures improve identification of older drivers with MCI?

pdf5 ppt5 Localization and driving behavior classification using smartphone sensors in the direct absence of GNSS

pdf5 ppt5 Controlling crest vertical curvature rates based on variable grade stopping sight distance calculation

ppt5 Management of Road Infrastructure Safety

January 16th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

ITS World Congress – Bordeaux 2015

The ITS World Congress will take place on 5-9 October 2015 in Bordeaux, France. The ITS Congress and Exhibition is the world’s largest event in intelligent transport systems and services. Through the main theme “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”, the Bordeaux Congress will focus not only on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives but also on the benefits space can bring to ITS applications. 

January 14th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission Transport Safety Conference – Genoa 2014

The Conference on Transport Safety: Societal challenges, Research solutions, was organised by the European Commission and the Italian EU Presidency and took place with great success on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy. More than 350  road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers participated and contributed actively at the Conference structured interactive debates. 

The conference addressed the safety challenges specific to each mode but also the common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. The Conference results are summarised at the Conference Final Statement. pdf5

NTUA Prof. George Yannis delivered the final key note speech titled: ‘Major societal challenges and research solutions in transport safety in Europe‘ ppt5

December 5th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

9th Internationational Congress on Vascular Dementia – Ljubljiana 2015

The 9th Internationational Congress on Vascular Dementia (ICVD 2015) will take place on 15-18 October 2015, in Ljubljiana, Slovenia. The goal of this Congress is to facilitate a fruitful exchange of knowledge between clinicians and researchers in the field, with a particular interest in its overlaps with Alzheimer’s disease as well as the effects of vascular brain disease. 

December 1st, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

BASt – Ageing and Safe Mobility Conference, Bergisch-Gladbach 2014

The International Conference on Ageing and Safe Mobility, organised by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), the Forum of the European Road Safety Research Institutes(FERSI), the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA), the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) and the Human Centred Design for Information Society Technologies Network (HUMANIST) took place with great success in Bergisch-Gladbach, on 27-28 November 2014.

The Conference was attended by more than 200 road safety experts and focused on the road safety problems of elderly road users and it aimed at elaborating policy recommendations concerning implementation of available road safety evidence based research results. In the nine sessions that took place over two days participants discussed all aspects of the road safety for elderly: human factors, infrastructure, vehicle engineering and traffic management systems

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Assessment of driving performance of drivers with brain pathologies in urban roads, using a driving simulator

pdf5 ppt5 Is distracted driving performance affected by age? First findings from a driving simulator study

pdf5 ppt5 Exploring the Association between Working Memory and Parkinson’s Disease in a Driving Simulator

pdf5 ppt5 Older drivers’ self assessment and cognitive impairments

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

PRI/TIRF – Communication Technologies and Road Safety Symposium – Abu Dhabi 2014

The International Symposium on Communication Technologies and Road Safety was organised by the Emirates Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routiére Internationale (PRI) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and took place in Abu Dhabi, on 26-27 November 2014. The symposium objective among others was to highlight the solutions offered by modern technology to ensure positive impact on the behaviour of drivers while driving. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Distracted driving and mobile phone use: overview of impacts and countermeasures‘ pdf5ppt5

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ROSEE – Road Safety International Conference – Brescia 2014

The International Conference ‘Infrastructures and Behaviours to Enhance Road Safety’ organised by ALOT – the Agency of East Lombardy for Transport and Logistics, took place with great succes in Brescia on 21 November 2014. This event was organized in order to present the final results of the ROSEE project, carried out within the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme (SEE). In this Conference, the current situation of road safety potential in South East Europe was presented by international specialists followed by all the project results, with emphassis on road safety infrastructural and behavioural issues, including the relative pilot actions and investment proposals which emerged from the ROSEE project. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Proposals for Road Infrastructure Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe‘ ppt5

November 22nd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Make Roads Safe Hellas – Infrastructures Workshop – Athens 2014

An Infrastructures Road Safety Workshop, organised by Make Roads Safe Hellas took place in Athens on 20 November 2014. The aim of the workshop was to bring together international and national road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers and give them the opportunity to share their knowledge and discuss ways to continue improving infrastructures’ road safety. Make Roads Safe Hellas, as the Lead Partner of the SENSoR project had the opportunity to present the results of a comprehensive study regarding the assessment of the TEN-T network safety for first time in Greece, according to the international EuroRAP protocolspdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Road Safety in South-East Europe‘ ppt5

November 21st, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER – International Cycling Safety Conference – Gothenburg 2014

The 3rd International Cycling Safety Conference – ICSC2014, organised by SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers, Chalmers University of Technology and City of Gothenburg took place with great success in Gothenburg, on 18-19 November 2014. The conference was a great opportunity for the more than 160 researchers, legislators, politicians, and members of cycling associations to exchange knowledge on cycling safety and discuss new research topics and safety solutions. All the presentations and peer-reviewed papers are now available onto the conference website. 

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Safe Roads Safe Kids Summit 2014

The Safe Roads | Safe Kids Global Road Safety Summit will take place in Washington D.C., on 11-12 December 2014. This high level Summit will focus on strong action steps to end the epidemic of traffic deaths and injuries that threatens children worldwide. It will bring together International Agencies, Governments, Foundations, NGOs, the private sector and families.

The starting point of the discusions is the fact that every day, more than 500 children are killed in a road traffic collision, and tens of thousands are injured, often suffering lifelong disabilities.  Unless concrete action is taken now, the global toll of traffic injuries will explode, placing millions of children at risk. The Safe Kids Campaign and the Child Declaration for Road Safety are key global campaigns of road safety for kids. 

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

NAN – 34th Annual Conference, Puerto Rico 2014

The 34th Annual Conference of the US National Academy of Neuropsychology took place in Puerto Rico, on 12-15 November 2014. This year’s NAN conference theme was New Horizons in Neuropsychology Research and Practice

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Neurocognitive correlates of driving behaviour

ppt5 Differential simulator driving patterns among community-dwelling healthy and mildly neurologicaly impaired adults during driver distraction conditions’

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

19th IRTAD Meeting – Cologne 2014

The 19th Meeting of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) took place in Cologne, on 7-8 November 2014

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 ROSEE – Road safety in South East European regions: Final recommendations on investments and interventions

ppt5 An overview on the effect of weather and traffic conditions on road safety

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ERF RoadSide Safety Design Seminar – Brussels 2014

The AFB 20 (2) Roadside Safety Design Seminar was organised by the European Union Road Federation (ERF) in cooperation with the International Road Federation and the Transportation Research Board and took place with great success on 5 November 2014 in Brussels. The conference was attended by more than 100 road safety experts and stakeholders from around the globe to gather and exchange information concerning the latest trends and developments in the area ofpassive safety and road infrastructure safety design. All presentations are now available. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Effectiveness of Roadside Safety Measures‘ ppt5

November 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

WHO – International conference on Healthy Cities – Athens 2014

The International Conference on Healthy Cities organised by the World Health Organisation, took place in Athens on 22-25 October 2014. This year’s international conference marked 25 years of implementation of the Healthy Cities programme in the European region of the WHO and the launch of the sixth 5-year phase, 2014-2018. It also marked the implementation of thenew WHO agenda, “Health 2020. Road safety was addressed on several occasions in this international conference. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Traffic safety in urban mobility policy‘ ppt5

October 25th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Athens Business Chamber – Driving instructors retraining seminar – Athens 2014

A driving instructors retraining seminar organised by the Athens Business Chamber and the Citizen’s Movement, took place in Athens on 18 October 2014. The seminar aimed to improve drivers’ knowledge on certain topics, to highlight some aspects of safe driving and to develop the communication between driver instructors and new drivers.  

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Functional traffic accident statistics in Greece‘ ppt5

October 18th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

UNECE – Regional Road Safety Workshop – Belgrade 2014

A regional Road Safety Workshop, organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Government of the Republic of Serbia (Ministry of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure (MCTI), the Road Traffic Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) in partnership with the South-East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO), took place in Belgrade on 15-16 October 2014. The workshop brought together a wide range of road safety stakeholders and interested parties from the public and private sectors, including decision makers, planning authorities, and international organizations. The Workshop focused primarily on good practices and experiences on Road Safety Managementin South-East Europe and the Western Balkans. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Road Safety Management in Greece

ppt5 Road Safety Management in South East Europe

ppt5 Different forms of inter-agency coordination their potential benefits and risks

October 16th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels 2014

A European conference on work-related road safety organised by ETSC took place in Brussels on 13 October 2014. The conference covered the business case for work-related road safety as well as a section on safety issues for van operators. ETSC’s PRAISE project‘s aim is to promote best practice in order to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees. PRAISE is co-ordinated by the ETSC secretariat with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, the German Road Safety Council (DVR), the Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR)and the Dräger Foundation.

The Hellenic Air Force was awarded as the Public Authority engaged on work related road safety.

October 15th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

American Neurological Association’s Annual Meeting – Baltimore 2014

The American Neurological Association‘s 2014 Annual Meeting, took place in Baltimore on 12-14 October 2014. This year’s Annual Meeting offered scientific symposia on new sensation in the afferent limb, diseases of the synapse, brain initiative, expanded views on neurodegeneration, and neurological challenges of current chronic or recurring viral infections, plus Special Interest Group Symposia on 17 different subspecialties.Behaviour of drivers with cognitive impairements was addressed on several occasions in this ANA Annual Meeting.  

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Compensatory strategies in the driving behavior of MCI, AD, and PD patients: Preliminary results from a large driving simulation experiment with the use of distraction

ppt5 Exploring the capacity of neurological and neuropsychological measures to predict driving performance in individuals with MCI

October 14th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – Road Safety Workshop – Athens 2014

A Road Safety Workshop was organised by the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA in the framework of the ROSEE project of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme (SEE) in Athens, on 2 October 2014. Results achieved within the ROSEE project were presented in combination with valuable input from the members of the Greek National Advisory Group which was implemented within the project. This workshop was a great opportunity for knowledge exchange between the various Greek road safety stakeholders on key Road Safety issues in Greece and in the South East European Region in relation toroad safety policies, road infrastructure safety and road user behaviour. More than 80 people attended the Workshop including representatives of competent Ministries, road operators, NGOs and other road safety stakeholders. All presentations are available at the ROSEE project website. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Proposals for Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe‘ ppt5

October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ROSEE – SENSOR Final Conference – Ljubljana 2014

The Conference “Road Safety: risk mapping, infrastructures and behaviour” organised by the projects ROSEE and SENSOR in the framework of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme (SEE), took place in Ljubljana on 25 September 2014. All results achieved by both ROSEE and SENSOR projects were presented. This conference was a precious opportunity to get updated and discuss with international experts about the major Road Safety issues faced in the South East Region both from Road Safety Audit and Inspections to road users’ behaviour perspectives. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Proposals for Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe‘ ppt5

September 26th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

OMICS – Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Conference Valencia 2014

The 2nd Intenational Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, organised by OMICS Group International took place in Valencia on 23-25 September 2014. The Conference aimed at bringing together the professors, researchers, and students in all areas of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia and to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices, with a special session on Geriatrics, Care Practice and  Cognitive Disorder including impact on driving performance

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Speed and accident rates in MCI and mild AD patients: preliminary results from a large driving simulation experiment‘ ppt5

September 25th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ERF Future Road Infrastructure Challenges Symposium – Brussels 2014

The Symposium on Future Road Infrastructure Challenges was organised by the European Union Road Federation (ERF) and took place with great success in Brussels on 18 June 2014. It was a highly dynamic and interactive forum in which the current challenges faced by the sector were discussed by the more than 100 experts, decision makers and stakeholders.  The ERF event was structured around five principal themes: safety, sustainability, ITS, financing and innovation. All presentations are now available. 

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – Road Infrastructure Safety Management Conference – Brussels 2014

The stakeholder Conference on Road Infrastructure Safety Management organised by the European Commision took place with great success on 13 June 2014, in Brussels. More than 80 key road safety experts, stakeholders and decision makers participated and contributed actively to the Conference discussions. The Conference was part of the study for theevaluation of the costs and benefits associated with Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management and focused on three key topics: Vulnerable Road Users, Intelligent Transport Systems and Measurement of Safety Performance of the Roads. 

The complete conclusions are now available. pdf5

NTUA Associate Professor George Yannis summarised the challenges and the concluding remarks for each of the three key topics: ‘Current and future challenges of the Directive 2008/96/EC‘ ppt5

June 13th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Congress of European Neurology – Istanbul 2014

The Joint Congress of European Neurology, organised by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) took place on 31 May – 3 June, 2014, in Istanbul. This scientific meeting provided a platform for continuing education in all fields of neurology, covering a broad spectrum of topics with state-of-the-art lectures by acknowledged experts. 

NTUA contributed to the following road safety presentations:

ppt5 Predictors of driving performance in individuals with MCI: preliminary results

ppt5 Prediction of driving performance in patients with Parkinson’s disease: preliminary findings on the role of the Comprehensive Trail Making test

ppt5 Reaction time to incidents as a function of age and neurological disease: preliminary findings from a large driving simulation experiment

ppt5 The relation between intentional and incidental memory in healthy young versus older individuals

June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

European Road Safety Charter – Together we are Road Safety Workshop Athens 2014

The workshop ‘Together we are road safety’, organised by the European Road Safety Charter and the Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’ took place with great success on May 28th in Athens . pdf5

The purpose of the workshop was to promote best practices and explore new ideas in relation to awareness and education of young people on road safety issues.

NTUA Professors George Yannis and Constantinos Antoniou presented: ‘Safety statistics at the Greek roads’.  ppt5

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Sixth European Road Safety Day – Athens 2014

The Sixth European Road Safety Day took place with great success in Athens on May 9th, 2014 organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the Greek EU Presidency. This one-day conference, centred around the headline theme ‘Safe and smart infrastructure’, brought together more than 250 road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers from Greece and from Europe who participated actively at the two round table discussions on infrastructure challenges and on technological solutions. In parallel, several interesting road safety products, services and concepts were presented at the information stands offered by leading European and Greek road safety organisations. 

NTUA Professor Emeritus George Kanellaidis presentation concerned Road safety strategy and measures. pdf5


May 9th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

42nd annual ASECAP Study and Information Days Athens 2014

The 42nd Annual ASECAP Study and Information Days organised by the European Association with tolled motorways (ASECAP) took place with great success on 26-28 May in Athens. The conference reflected the interconnection, under the umbrella of sustainability, between questions regardingtolling and concessions, road safety and security and Intelligent Transport Systems, and exploited the added value of combining the unmatched technical expertise and field experience of ASECAP Members with top-notch political considerations. On the first day of the discussion a special session focused on Road safety, security and sustainability.  All conference presentations are now available. 

May 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ITS, eCall and Road Safety Conference – Athens 2014

A conference on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), eCall and road safety was organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks of the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the European Commission and ERTICO, under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference took place with great success on 25th April, in Athens. More than 200 key stakeholders and decision makers on ITS and road safety discused and contributed with the latest developments in the field with focus on the potential deployment of these techologies in Greece. 

April 25th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena, Paris 2014

The Transport Research Arena 2014 (TRA 2014) took place with great success in Paris on 14-17 April 2014. TRA 2014 isthe major conference on transport research in Europe, organised by IFSTTAR, the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the Waterborne TP

Almost 3,000 participants from 56 countries attended over 130 sessions, 650 presentations and 15 associated events. Bernard Jacob, IFSTTAR Deputy Scientific Director, stated that researchers and industrial and public policy players had vivid discussions on our society’s changing transport usage and requirements in the face of increasingly serious energy and environmental challenges. Current and future road safety challenges were discussed in several sessions, including the Transport Safety strategic session chaired by NTUA Associate Professor George Yannis.  NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Transport Safety in Europe – a cross modal approach

ppt5 European perspectives for reliable crash modification factors

pdf5 ppt5 Development of the European Road Safety Knowledge System

pdf5 ppt5 Analysis of road safety management systems in Europe

pdf5 ppt5 European Road Safety and e-Safety

pdf5 ppt5 Assessment of road safety legislation, policy and institutional capacity in South-East European regions

pdf5 ppt5 First exploration of the effect of road environment on distracted driving through a driving simulator study

pdf5 ppt5 First findings from a simulator study on driving behaviour of drivers with cerebral diseases

pdf5 ppt5 Attitudes of Greek drivers towards mobile phone use while driving

pdf5 ppt5 Mobility and safety of powered two-wheelers in the OECD countries

April 17th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ITF Distracted Driving and Sleepiness Seminar – Paris 2014

A Seminar on the Impact of Distracted Driving and Sleepiness on Road Safety, organised by the International Transport Forum, took place in Paris on 15 April 2014, during the Transport Research Arena Conference. The objectives of the Seminar were to discuss latest research work in ITF countries to better understand the impact of distraction and fatigue on driving performance and road safety and identify measures that can help in the short and longer term in mitigating the effects on crash occurrence. The Seminar involved key stakeholders, including researchers, policy advisors, industry, police, user associations to highlight latest knowledge on these emerging road safety issues, and discuss forthcoming developments in regulation, vehicle and IT technology that have an impact on distraction and fatigue. All presentations are now available.  

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

ROSEE – Transnational Road Safety Workshop, Budapest 2014

The Transnational Road Safety Workshop took place in Budapest, on April 9th, 2014 and was organised by the ROSEE project in the framework of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme. Representatives from the ROSEE project countries (Italy, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria) discussed on the current road safety situation in the South-East European regions, explored the potential for the improvement of the road users’ and the road infrastructure safety and contributed in forming proposals and recommendations for road safety investments. All presentations are available at the ROSEE project website. 

The NTUA presentation concerned the Transnational Report on road safety in South-East Europe, focussing on specific road safety issues related to the policy framework, the road infrastructure and the behaviour of road users in this region. ppt5

April 9th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

GAMBIT – 10th Road Safety Seminar, Gdansk 2014

The GAMBIT 10th Road Safety Seminar was organised by the University of Gdansk and took place with great success inGdansk on 2-3 April 2014. The topics at the GAMBIT Seminar covered road safety as a research and practical discipline. The specific thematic areas of the 10th GAMBIT edition included:
– Systemic road safety work
– Road safety programming
– Road safety management
– Safety of vulnerable road users
– Safe road infrastructure
– Road safety analyses and models
All GAMBIT Seminar presentations are now available. 
April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

EFTHITA Rhodes – Workshop for 10 Years of Action – Rhodes 2014

EFTHITA Rhodes and the Region of South Aegean organised a workshop celebrating 10 years of actions on road safety, which took place with great success in Rhodes on 27-28 March 2014. Road safety experts and stakeholders contributed and discussed on new challenges for road accidents prevention. Special emphassis was given to traffic education, including an interactive theatrical performance for young children. 

NTUA presentations on Road Safety concerned:

ppt5 Development of the Strategic Plan for the improvement of road safety in Greece, 2011 – 2020

ppt5 Road Safety Education at the Strategic Plan for the improvement of road safety in Greece, 2011 – 2020

March 28th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC PIN talk in Athens 2014

A Road Safety debate on Greece’s Road Safety in a European context was organised by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” and the Hellenic Institute of Transport, under the auspices of the Greek EU Presidency, on March 19th, 2014, in Athens. pdf5

This was the 38th Road Safety Performance Index debate (PIN Talk) organised by ETSC since the first PIN talk in Athens on November 2006. The Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Programme was launched in 2006 aiming to compare country performances in road safety, issuing every year the PIN Annual Report.  More than 100 experts and stakeholders participated in the very interesting discussions on measuring safety performance in Europe and in Greece. 

NTUA Associate Professor George Yannis made a presentation on Monitoring road safety policies and performance.  ppt5

March 19th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

MS-Hanover – 6th Expert Symposium on Accident Research 2014

The 6th International Expert Symposium on Accident Research (ESAR) took place in Hanover on 20-21 June 2014. ESAR is organised by the Medical School of Hanover, the University of Technology of Dresden and the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany and it is a scientific colloquium which can be seen as a platform for exchanges of information on accident research issues. Representatives from authorities as well as from medical and technical institutions came together to discuss new research issues and exchange experiences on accident prevention and methodologies of accident reconstruction. The goal of ESAR was to give the opportunity to all kind of studies on Accident Investigation Methodologies, Accident Analysis, Active and Passive Safety, Injury mechanisms and Injury Prevention to an audience of experts from government, industry and other researchers from all parts of the world. 


March 7th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

RTSA Serbia – Transport safety performance indicators, Belgrade 2014

An International Seminar on Transport Safety Performance Indicators, organised by the Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia, with the support of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering of the Belgrade University and the Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, took place in Belgrade on 6 March 2014.  
Transport safety performance indicators constitute a great management tool in the hands of decision makers in order to monitor efforts and progress in the field of road traffic safety. The RTSA of Serbia has launched a comprehensice programme of measuring road safety performance in Serbia, which was presented at this international seminar, attended by more than 100 national and international road safety decision makers, stakeholders and experts.
All presenations are available. pdf5
NTUA road safety presentation concerned: ‘An application of a road network safety performance indicator’ pdf5 ppt5
March 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

FEMA – 3rd European Motorcyclists’ Forum – Brussels 2014

The 3rd European Motorcyclists’ Forum was organised by the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) in cooperation with the Motorcycle Industry in Europe (ACEM), hosted by MEP Bernd Lange and took place with great success in the European Parliament in Brussels on 5-6 March 2014. This year’s Forum focused on the question “ITS : Can powered two wheelers benefit from new technologies deployment?” in the context of Horizons 2020 EU research and innovation programme. 

The current state-of-the-art of ITS for transport has not undergone any specific impact assessment with regard to positive or negative consequences for the specific mode of transport on powered two wheels (PTWs). Powered two wheelers, as vulnerable road users, need to be carefully integrated into ITS innovation and deployment policies to guarantee that they also “benefit” from new technologies. All presentations are available at the website of the Forum , together with the respective Forum Memorandum.pdf5

March 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

TRB Annual Meeting – Washington 2014

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., in January 2014, with more than 5.500 presentations in more than 800 scientific sessions and workshops and more than 12.000 transportation experts and stakeholders. The spotlight theme for the 2014 TRB Annual Meeting is Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future.

NTUA road safety presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Results from a driving simulator study on performance of drivers with cerebral diseases in rural roads

pdf5 ppt5 Sign recall in a fixed-base simulator as a measure of fitness-to-drive

ppt5 European Road Safety Forecasts

ppt5 Relationship between road safety and economic indicators

January 13th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

HITE Education and Road Safety, Athens 2013

A Workshop on Education and Road Safety was organised by the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers in Athens on 27 November 2013. Several aspects and initiatives of road safety education were highlighted with the the active participation of road safety decision makers, experts and practicioners from Greece. 

All the workshop presentations are now available. 

NTUA Research Associate Dr. Sophia Vardaki presented the education at the national road safety strategic plan. ppt5

November 27th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC Lecture – Road Safety, Reliable Data, Effective Policies, Berlin 2013

The 15th European Transport Safety Lecture was organised by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) together with its three founding members – the German Road Safety Council, the Dutch Safety Board and the British Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and took place with great success on November 21st, 2013 in Berlin. Prof. Dietmar Otte from the Medical University of Hannover gave the Lecture on Road Safety: Reliable Data – Effective Policies, having attracted a large audience of more than 150 national and international road safety practitioners, technical specialists and decision makers. Response to the Lecture was given by European Commission Head of Road Safety Unit Mr. Szabolcs Schmidt and TU Delft Professor Fred Wegman. At the lecture and the vivid discussion followed there was focus to the need forreliable and accurate data to be placed at the core of road safety policies, serving to identify problems, risk factors, and priority areas as well as to formulate strategies, setting targets and monitor performance. 

This ETSC Lecture coincided with the celebration of 20 years of ETSC. On the occasion, ETSC Chairman Herman De Croo stated that “ETSC has marked 20 years of concerted advocacy efforts on road safety throughout Europe, acting as an established source of independent and impartial advice to policy and decision-makers in Europe”. pdf5

November 21st, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

RACC – Reducing road accident victims in urban areas Conference, Barcelona 2013

The 20th Forum for Road Safety ‘Reducing victims of road accidents in urban areas’, organised by RACC, P(A)T and Generalitat de Catalunya took place with the participation of more than 200 road safety experts, decision makers and stakeholders, in Barcelona on 14 November 2013. The conference focused on a range of preventive, and corrective techniques applied to the management of public space, especially in the locations in which more accident and fatalities occur as well on the safety of vulnerable road users.  Urban Authorities presented and discussed the complexity of implementing measures addressing and balancing safety concerns of the various different vulnerable road users.  

NTUA Professor George Yannis made a key note presentation on Current trends in Urban Road Safety in Europe ppt5

November 14th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

IRTAD Better Safety Data Conference, Buenos Aires 2013

The International Conference on Better safety data for better road safety outcomes, co-organised by the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Iberoamerican  Road Safety Observatory (OISEVI) took place with great success in Buenos Aires on 13-14 November 2013. More than 350 road safety experts, decision makers and stakeholders from more than 40 countries participated in the discussions focussing on various aspects of data improvement and quality as the best ally in the development of road safety strategies, as well as of data analysis in IRTAD, OISEVI and other countries.

More than 40 presentations covered all aspects of traffic safety data and their role in road safety policy, including safety indicators, spatial analysis, data quality, simulation tools, politics and health data crossing, capacity development, safety management, safety tendencies and data usage. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Improving fatalities forecasting in times of recession through the use of panel time series models’. ppt5

November 13th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

AF CityPlan – International Conference on Safe Transport Infrastructure, Prague 2013

The 8th annual International Conference on Safe Transport Infrastructure, organised by AF CityPlan took place in Prague on 11-12 November 2013, with the partidcipation of more than 120 road safety experts and stakeholders. In the conference several critical road safety issues found in the European Countries were presented as well as comparisons of the road safety performance of the Czech Republic with those of the 28 countries of the European Union. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘ROSEE – A road safety initiative to improve infrastructure and behaviour in South East Europe’ppt5

November 12th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

SEE – Engaging Stakeholders towards Road Safety Conference, Ljubljana 2013

An international conference on “Engaging Stakeholders towards Road Safety”, organised by ROSEE and SENSOR projects in the framework of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme, was held on November 7th, 2013 in Ljubljana. This Conference brought together the most important stakeholders, experts and public authorities from the South-Eastern Europe region who are engaged in road safety. The aim of the conference was to promote road safety in South East European roads through standardised safety assessment of the road infrastructure, proposals for road safety investments, comparative evaluation of safety performance and user behaviour in SEE countries and the active promotion of safer road user behaviours. 

NTUA presentations concerned:
November 8th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC PIN Annual Conference, Brussels 2014

The PIN Annual Conference, organised by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), will take place in Brussels on 18 June 2014. Key road safety policymakers are invited to discuss national road safety policy, targets and strategies and to help create political leadership. National decision-makers are confronted with both the successes and shortcomings of their road safety policy. During that event ETSC publishes the results of the Annual Report and awards the PIN Award to a high level policymaker responsible for the country’s outstanding progress in road safety.  

November 5th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

University Roma Tre – Road Safety and Simulation Conference, Rome 2013

The 4th Edition of the Road Safety and Simulation 2013 (RSS 2013) Conference was organised by the University of Roma Tre and took place in Rome on 23-25 October 2013, with the participation of more than 250 scientistists from more than 45 countries. Special emphasis was put on driving simulationand how this tool can improve roadway design and the study of emerging technologies that take into consideration human factors as well and their effects on safety. 
NTUA Associate Professor Matthew Karlaftis in a key note speech highlighted the “Conflicting Objectives and Modeling Implications in Road Safety Data Analysis”. ppt5
NTUA presentations concerned:
pdf5 ppt5 Factors Influencing Freeway Traffic Upstream of an Incident
pdf5 ppt5 Identification of safety hazards on existing road network regarding road Geometric Design: Implementation in Greece
pdf5 ppt5 Analytical Method For Three-Dimensional Stopping Sight Distance Adequacy Investigation
pdf5 ppt5 Road Safety Audit: A comparative Review of Current Guidelines and 1 Designers’ Approach
October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , |

8th International Congress on Vascular Dementia – Athens 2013

The 8th International Congress on Vascular Dementia & The First Cognitive Impairment European Meeting, took place in Athens on 17-20 October 2013. The Congress was showcased new developments in the study of dementia. The goal of the Congress was to facilitate a fruitful exchange of knowledge and information between leading clinicians and researchers in the field of vascular dementia. 

A special session of this Conference focussed on the ability to drive in mild cognitive impairment and dementia, with four presentations:

ppt5 Assessing Driving Ability in the elderly: methodological issues

ppt5 Assessing cognition in elderly drivers

ppt5 Behavioral modifications in the elderly and driving

ppt5 Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Driving: Concluding remarks

October 20th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

6th International Congress on Transport Research in Greece, Thessaloniki 2013

Hellenic Institute of Transport and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers took place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 17-18 October, 2013, with the participation of more than 200 transport scientists and stakeholders from Greece and abroad.  The main objectives of the Congress were to present recent research results in the field of transport and to examine the current developments and to exchange knowledge and experiences on the transport research at national and international level, with special focus on energy, environment and economy parameters in transport. 

NTUA road safety presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Attitudes and behaviour of European drivers and other road users towards Road Safety

pdf5 ppt5 Effect of GDP Change on Road Accidents

pdf5 ppt5 Investigation of factors affecting helmet use among European motorcyclists

October 18th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

IFSTTAR – Power two Wheeler Scientific Days, Lyon 2013

A symposium on “Powered Two Wheelers” organized by IFSTTAR, took place on 15-16 October 2013 in Lyon-Bron. This symposium was an opportunity to present to the scientific community recent research on the powered two wheelers road safety in France, in Europe and worldwide. 

NTUA presentation concerned “Implementation of the SUNflower Methodology for the analysis of Powered Two-Wheelers Road Safety In Greece“. pdf5 ppt5


October 16th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg 2013

The 3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention organised by the SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre of the Chalmers University took place in Gothenburg on 4-6 September 2013, having brought together more than 150 Experts and stakeholders from more than 20 countries. 

Driver Distraction and Inattention Conference 2013 brought into the spotlight relevant developments in research from mainstream and neighbouring disciplines, and showcased new and emerging technologies, products and countermeasures. All papers, abstracts and presentations are now available.

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Effects of cerebral diseases on driver distraction

pdf5 ppt5 Impact of Texting on Young Drivers’ Behaviour and Safety on Motorways by the Use of a Driving Simulator

pdf5 ppt5 Impact of Mobile Phone Use and Music on Driver Behaviour and Safety by the Use of a Driving Simulator

September 5th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

SAFER – Workshop on Naturalistic Cycling Analysis, Gothenburg 2013

A Workshop on Naturalistic Cycling Analysis organised by SAFER and Chalmers University of Technology, took place on 3rd of September in Gothenburg. The aim of this workshop was to discuss the potential of naturalistic cycling analysis to improve traffic safety. The workshop comprises of two parts: In the first part, current naturalistic cycling studies were presented, while in the second, different research questions were discussed and prioritized to suggest how naturalistic cycling analyses may tackle bicycle safety issues, such as single-bicycle accidents and conflicts at intersections.


September 4th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

13th World Conference on Transport Research, Rio de Janeiro 2013

The 13th World Conference on Transport Research, organised by the World Conference on Transport Research Society and by the COPPE – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, took place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, between 15-18 July 2013. More than 1.200 participants from more than 60 countries presented and discussed the most recent trends in transport research in more than 900 oral presentations and in more than 100 poster presentations. Traffic safety analysis and policy was a major topic area (C4) of the Conference with more than 50 presentations.

NTUA road safety presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Review of distracted driving factors

pdf5 ppt5 Characteristics of road accidents with young people in Europe

pdf5 ppt5 Parameters affecting road fatalities outside urban areas in Europe

pdf5 ppt5 Seasonal distributions of road fatalities in Europe

pdf5 ppt5 Motivations, travel habits, attitudes and behaviour of European Pedestrians

pdf5 ppt5 Evolution in motorcycle crashes and current crash characteristics in the OECD countries

pdf5 ppt5 Contributory factors of powered two wheelers crashes

pdf5 ppt5 Misreporting injury severity in European road accidents

pdf5 ppt5 Impact of meteorological factors on the number of injury accidents

pdf5 ppt5 Powered Two Wheelers Safety Measures: Recommendations and Priorities

July 18th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

ROSEE – Transnational Meeting for Road Safety in South East Europe, Athens 2013

The 1st Meeting of the Transnational Working Group for road safety in South East Europe took place in Athens, on 4 July 2013 organised by the ROSEE project in the framework of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme. Representatives from the ROSEE project countries (Italy, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria) discussed onkey road safety issues in this European region and attempted to create synergies and cross fertilization across the South East Europe in the quest for fewer road accidents and casualties. All presentations are available at the ROSEE project website.

The NTUA presentation concerned a broad overview of road safety in Greece with focus on specific road safety issues related to the policy framework, the road infrastructure and the road user behaviour, as highlighted at the respective National Advisory Group.ppt5

July 4th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

KFV – Mobility and Road Safety in an Ageing Society, Vienna 2013

The Austrian Traffic Safety Board (KFV) organised the International Congress: Mobility and Road Safety in an Ageing Society, which took place in 19-20 June, in Vienna. The Congress focused on future aspects and solutions of mobility and transport versus safety and quality of life in the context of an ageing society and it brought together a wide spectrum of more than 200 safety and mobility experts to discuss all aspects of this contemprorary issue of growing importance. The Abstract book together with all the presentations are available at the Conference website.
NTUA presentations concerned:
June 20th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

ETSC PIN Report – Back on track to reach the 2020 target – 2013

ETSC has launched the PIN Annual Report at the PIN Annual Conference, which took place in Brussels on Monday 17th of June 2013. There have been 2,661 fewer road deaths in 2012 than in 2011 in the EU as a whole. Out of the 31 countries monitored by the PIN Programme, 27 registered a drop in the number of road deaths in 2012 compared to 2011. Frontrunners are Malta and Cyprus followed by Israel and Denmark, but road deaths increased in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lithuania and Romania. Greece, the UK and Slovakia achieved better than EU average reductions. The 2013 PIN Award was presented to Denmark for its outstanding efforts to improve road safety. For the EU to be reaching the 2020 target through constant annual progress, another 600 deaths would have had to be saved over the 2011- 2012 period.pdf5

June 17th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

University of Brescia – Living and Walking in Cities Conference, Brescia 2013

The International Conference ‘Living and Walking in Cities’, organised by the Università degli Studi di Brescia and the Friendly City Study Center (CeSCAm) took place on 13-14 June in Brescia, with the participation of more than 100 experts in the fields. Twenty years after the first Road Safety Forum, held in Brescia in June 1993, the Conference came back to the issues relating to the vulnerable users’ road safety. CeSCAm Director, Professor Roberto Busi stated that there is an urgent need to incorporate mobility and safety needs of walking and cycling in the continuous urban planning processpdf5

NTUA Professor George Yannis presented the “State of the Art on Road Safety“, highlighting basic facts on urban road safety, the needs for road safety knowledge, the key road safety research priorities and the fundamental urban road safety choices to be made by citizens and Authorities in the European cities. ppt5

June 13th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

ROSEE Workshop at the Munich Transport Fair 2013

A workshop organised by the Agency of East Lombardy for Transport and Logistics (ALOT) in the framework of Munich fair took place on 4-7 June, 2013 in Munich. ROSEE Workshopsessions concerned a general presentation of the project, road safety on primary and secondary network and road safety audit and management.
June 10th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

Central Europe – Save Our Lives Conference, Brussels 2013

The final SOL conference on “Comprehensive road safety strategy for Central Europe” organised by the Agency of East Lombardy for Transport and Logistics (ALOT) took place on May 27th, 2013 in Brussels. The conference highlighted the undertaken actions and the results, including the SOL Road Safety Guidelines, which were produced during the project SOL – Save Our Lives, cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and carried out within the framework of the European Programme of Territorial Cooperation Central Europe.

NTUA Professor George Yannis presented “ROSEE – Road Safety Policies and Measures in South East European Regions“. ppt5

May 27th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

5th European Road Safety Day: Pedestrian Safety 2013

During the 5th European Road Safety Day on May 6th, 2013 organised by the European Commission, a conference dedicated to reducing pedestrian fatalities in urban areas was held in Brussels. Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas said: “The EU has an outstanding road safety record in global comparison. But every death is one too many. Pedestrians and cyclists are facing the biggest risks in urban areas. And these risks are likely to increase rather than decrease with ever rising traffic volumes in our growing cities. This is why we are addressing this issue pro-actively on the occasion of the European Road Safety Day and the UN Global Road Safety Week“. pdf5

At this Conference, the Commission’s work on several measures specifically linked to the safety of vulnerable road users and urban road safety have been demonstrated together with key presentations by road safety experts and representatives of the major international road-safety organisations.

May 6th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

University of Belgrade – Road Safety in local communities, Valjevo 2013

The International Conference ‘Road Safety in local communities‘, organised by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering of University of Belgrade, took place in City of Valjevo, Divcibare, on 18-20 April 2013. The conference is part of UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The subject areas of the conference are:
-road safety management
-safer roads
-safer vehicles
-safer road users and
-pre-hospital care
April 20th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

White Roads Conference 2013

The European Union Road Federation and the Spanish Road Association presented on March 20th, 2013 in Brussels, the final results of the White Roads Project, the cumulative effort of 3 years of work. The underlying philosophy behind the White Roads Project is to create positive approach to road safety and focus on zero fatality roads, as opposed to the traditional practice of focusing on black spots. In total, 982 EU WhiteSpots have been identified representing 40% over the total TEN-T road network and after analysing 85,418 Kms of roads and 248,158 accidents in the EU. The main challenge was the collection and analysis of data and statistics from 27 member states.

NTUA Professor George Yannis presented “Improving data & statistics in road safety: EU perspective”.  ppt5

March 20th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

HITE-IOAS Road Safety Workshop, Athens 2013

The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” (IOAS) organised a Workshop on Road Safety which took place in Athens on 19th March 2013. The workshop was organised under the framework of 6th Road Safety Week together with numerous activities and events all over Greece. 
March 19th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

Road accidents and economic crisis at the HITE Workshop 2013

A workshop organised by the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, concerning transportation during periods of economic recession, took place in Athens on February 6th, 2013. The impact of the current deep economic crisis in Greece to the various sectors of transport was presented and estimations for the future of transport in Greece were attempted. The road safety contribution of NTUA  Professor George Yannis concerned the “Economic crisis and road accidents”.   ppt5

February 7th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

European Accidentology Conference, Athens 2012

The European Road Safety Conference on data and knowledge-based policy-making took place with great success in the Acropolis Museum Conference Centre in Athens on 22-23 November 2012. This Conference was organised by the DaCoTA EU co-funded research project and it was a high level event which brought together more than 150 road safety delegates (policy-makers, stakeholders and technical community). The latest developments in EU road safety strategies were presented together with the latest research findings.

All Conference presentations can be found at the Dacota project website

The NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Linking road safety management with road safety performance

ppt5 A comprehensive road safety data and knowledge support tool

ppt5 Forecasting fatalities in times of recession

November 23rd, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

25th ICTCT Workshop in Hasselt University 2012

The 25th annual ICTCT workshop took place on 6-9 of November 2012, in the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University, Belgium. The workshop provided a forum to discuss innovating theories and concepts in Road Traffic Safety research and brought together international experts. This year the conference theme was ‘road safety in a globalised and more sustainable world– current issues and future challenges’. All the presentations can be found at the ICTCT website (Workshop – past – Hasselt-Belgium).

NTUA presentation concerned: “The attitudes and behaviour of European pedestrians”ppt5

November 9th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

SARTRE 4 Conference in Brussels 2012

The Final conference of th SARTRE 4 project took place on 8th November 2012 in Brussels. The objective of the project was to survey, with a uniform methodology in all 21 European countries participating, the attitudes, opinions, self-reported behaviour and experiences of European drivers, riders of power two wheels, and of non-driverswith respect to road trafic risk. The project addressed issues such as mobility experiences, perception of safety needs by different types of road users, opinions and experiences about speeding, impaired driving, attitudes towards motorcycle riders, pedestrians and other road users. NTUA was in charge of the survey in Greece and the respective analyses. The Final Report and the Booklet of the project are now available. 

November 8th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

5th Pan-hellenic Road Safety Conference, Volos 2012

October 26th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

Workshop on transport in the Municipalities of Attica 2012

A workshop on trasport in the Municipalities of Attica took place in Pefki on the 26th of September 2012. The workshop was organised by the the Association for Sustainable Development of Cities together with the Municipality of Likovrisi-Pefki.

NTUA road safety presentations concerned:

ppt5 Strategic Plan for the improvement of road safety in Greece, 2011 – 2020, by George Kanellaidis

ppt5 Policies and measures for the decrease of road accidents in the municipalities of Attica, by George Yannis

September 26th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

DG Move – Civitas Conference on Urban Mobility 2012

DG Mobility and Transport of the European Commission together with the Civitas Initiative organised the Conference on Urban Mobility on the 17th of September 2012 in Brussels in the framework of the European week of mobility. This conference marked the launch of the public consultation on the EU’s urban mobility activities in the context of the White Paper ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system’.

NTUA Associate Professor George Yannis presented “Road safety in urban mobility policies”.  ppt5

September 17th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

SAFECYCLE conference in Vienna 2012

The final SAFECYCLE conference took place in Vienna on 25 October 2012. The SAFECYCLE project, co-funded by the European Commission – DG MOVE, is investigating how ICT can be used to increase the safety of cyclists. ICT and ITS can increase the safety of cyclists. The results of the SAFECYCLE project will be presented (state of the art of ITS applications, SWOT analysis, CBA of selected applications, demonstration and deployment in European countries, recommendations, etc). This will be followed by a discussion with the project team and other experts about the results and the future of ITS and cycling in different sessions. All the conference presentations are available onlineppt5

September 3rd, 2012|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

ETSC PIN Report – Challenging start of the new decade 2012

ETSC has launched the PIN Annual Report at the PIN Annual Conference, which took place in Brussels on Wednesday 20th of June 2012.  In 2011, approximately 30,100 people were killed in the EU27 as a consequence of road collisions. Ιt was a mixed year in terms of developments in road safety in Europe. While several countries continued the positive trends of 2010 and 2009, others, including Estonia, Cyprus, Malta and road safety role models like Sweden, Germany and Finland, saw increases in the number of road deaths. Greece with a 30% decrease in road fatalities since 2008, managed to break the barrier of 100 road fatalities per million population (96 for 2011), best performance since 1964!  
NTUA presentation at the session on road injuries concerned: ‘Time for a new European road injury data system’  ppt5
June 21st, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

TEE Workshop – Road Safety and Crisis 2012

The Road Safety Observatory of the Technical Chamber of Greece organised a Workshop in Athens on June 6th, 2012, titled “Road Safety initiatives in the period of crisis“. The aim of the Workshop was to present the activities of all road safety decision makers (Ministries, Regions, etc.) and stakeholders (Industry, Research, NGOs) in Greece, in order to promote the necessary momentum for the improvement of road safety in Greece.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Needs for Evidence based decision making on road safety in Europe

ppt5 Manual for the safe driving of older drivers.

June 6th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

Sartre 4 Conference – Versailles 2012

The Conference on Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe, organised by the SARTRE4 consortium with the coodination of IFSTTAR, French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks took place with great success in Versailles on 30-31 of May 2012. The results of the pan-European survey in 19 countries have been presented, with analyses on the attitudes, behaviour, habits and needs of 21.280 car drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians towards road accident risk. Key analysis issues concerned speed, alcohol, drugs and other factors affecting fitness to drive, use of safety equipment, enforcement, ITS, etc.
NTUA presentations concerned:
May 31st, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena, Athens 2012

More than 1.600 transport scientists and professionals contributed to the works of the  fourth Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference, organised by the European Commission and the CEDR, ERTRAC, ERRAC, Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and took place with great success in Athens, Greece, from 23rd to 26th of April, 2012. The main theme of TRA 2012 was sustainable mobility through innovation.
The road safety presentations of NTUA concerned:
ppt5 doi Integrating real-time traffic data in road safety analysis
April 26th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|

TRA – DaCoTA Special Session, Athens 2012

A Special Session of the DaCoTA Research Project took place at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference held in Athens, on April, 25th, 2012. In this DaCoTA Special Session, the stage of development of the European Road Safety Observatory has been presented and the following areas of interest for evidence based road safety policy making were highlighted:
Developing the European Road Safety Observatory – current progress 
ppt5 Dacota overview TRA Special session
ppt5 Road safety policy-making – identifying the characteristics of effective road safety management procedures
ppt5 In-depth accident investigations – developing a network of teams across EU Member States
ppt5 Accident forecasting and comparisons – comparing the development of road safety across countries – state of the art of road safety knowledge
ppt5 eSafety and accident data – identifying the new types of data needed to develop active safety collision prevention and mitigation measures
ppt5 Naturalistic driving protocols – methods to observe normal driving to identify ways to address safety needs.
April 26th, 2012|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , |