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The International Conference on Traffic Safety:

Transport Fleet Traffic Safety Management

30 – 31 October 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

 

Introduction

Road accidents are the leading causes of death in many countries. It is estimated that approximately 1,250,000 persons die each year as a result of these accidents. Deaths and injuries resulting from road accidents also cause significant social and economic losses, as the cost of traffic accidents represent 3 percent of the GDP of most countries of the world.

The number of traffic accidents and its negative results on deaths, injuries and material damage, especially in developing countries, remains very high compared to developed countries. Companies that have large numbers of vehicles contribute significantly and effectively to improving traffic safety indicators if they are abided by safety measures and adopted plans and programs to manage traffic safety systems for large numbers of vehicles owned or operated by these companies. Management systems contribute to reducing deaths and injuries, particularly in passenger mass transport vehicles, school buses, cargo transport, and others.

Stakeholders and specialists are seeking to find the best way to manage traffic safety systems for large numbers of vehicles owned by companies, whether for passenger or goods transport. Professional aspect is often the missing part of road safety campaigns, as traffic accidents in the working environment remain largely a serious risk as employees have become more mobile both in terms of their professional activity and going to work. Urban growth widened distances between home and workplace, therefore, there are many ways and means to combat these risks, starting from travel regulation to the use of new equipment and technologies that predict risks through awareness, monitoring and training of drivers on the good practices.

Controlling road hazards varies entirely depending on the type of vehicle, while many heavy truck companies and related sectors have already taken measures to reduce the rate of road accidents (e.g. limiting maximum speeds according to load, strict limiting of driving time and control systems of drivers and special training for drivers to drive safely, and other measures). The rules on traffic safety are not well defined for small trucks or vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tons, and the loss rate in those small trucks remains a concern. Apart from transport trucks, other categories of employees are at high risk of collision and those who drive and are not professional drivers but takes up a large part of their time.

It should also be noted that high-mobility sectors are currently experiencing steady growth, and as a result, it is expected that the risk of road hazards on employees will increase in the coming years, hence the importance of developing policies on prevention. Therefore, It is up to the company to determine the proper driving during the working period and to regulate the prevention of mobility risks. Professional risk assessment is an essential step in developing an effective preventive approach within the company and allows the company CEO to better understand the necessary elements to make decisions and thus, better control of the risks to employees.

This conference has many objectives, including defining the principles of mobility regulation, managing vehicle fleet, developing a diagnosis of corporate prevention systems, and proposing tools for action to better control.

 

Goals:

This conference aims at:

  • Shed light on the traffic safety of passenger and cargo fleets.
  • See the latest developments in the field of safety management of mass passenger transport systems.
  • Present different solutions for the management of safety systems for cargo fleets.
  • See modern standards in the planning and programming of transport fleets.
  • Exchange of experiences and presentation of best practice and successful international experiences in this field.
  • Modern technology used in the management of traffic safety for cargo and passenger fleets.

 

Themes:

This conference will cover the following topics:

First: Improving the level of traffic safety for large fleets of mass passenger and cargo transport vehicles through:

  • Modern transport engineering methods for passenger and cargo vehicle fleets.
  • Technology used in the mass transport fleets of passengers and goods to serve the traffic safety system.
  • Planning and programming the movement of fleets of mass transport vehicles for passengers and cargo to ensure traffic safety.

Second: Return on investment in traffic safety and its relationship to the management of public and commercial fleets: for passenger and cargo transport.

Third: Laws, by-laws, rules, instructions and regulations relating to passenger and cargo fleets.

Fourth: Capacity-building, knowledge transfer in the management of passenger and cargo fleet safety systems and data analysis.

Fifth: How to behave within the company: Carry out a road safety audit and adapt to the organization of work and measures to raise awareness and return on investment at the economic level.

Sixth: The Company’s responsibilities towards the community as far as road safety are concerned with the aim of achieving higher standards of living and quality of life for the communities that surrounding companies.

Seventh: Training and preparation of drivers in the field of passenger and cargo transport traffic safety.

 

Venue and Date

Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

October 30-31, 2019