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PRI International Traffic Safety Conference to kick off in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday

Under the slogan “Road safety management and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, October 31st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and President Emeritus of the Emirates Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), the PRI International Traffic Safety Conference will commence on Wednesday, November 4th. The conference is organized by the Emirates Traffic Safety Society under the slogan “Road safety management and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)” in collaboration with the Arabic Organization for Traffic Safety; the International Road safety Organization (La Prévention Routière International ‘PRI’); and the joint Safety and Traffic Solutions Committee (STSC) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

The conference will highlight the latest developments in the use of smart transport systems, the means to leverage these systems to enhance road safety and protect road users from the dangers of traffic accidents.

Representatives from civil society organizations will take part in the conference, along with representatives of governmental and non-governmental bodies, committees and councils working in the field of traffic safety, transport and roads at the local, regional, and international levels. Also attending a number of experts, researchers and academics from international centers and  specialized  research institutes that are taking part in the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020; ; experts and engineers working in the field of smart transport and modern communication systems and technologies; governmental and private institutions concerned with health; authorities related to the traffic safety system; higher education institutions; insurance companies; and social welfare institutions.

The conference aims to improve traffic safety management levels; increase the capacity and efficiency of transport systems; and reduce delays and traffic jams. It also aims to study modern technologies development; in order to align them with the objectives and components of traffic safety and increase their efficiency; as well as to develop appropriate legislations to ensure the implementation of smart transport systems to enhance traffic safety in a way that do not come into conflict with the personal freedom of road users; and to improve   comfort and ease for commuters; and provide them with the necessary information in the multimodal regional transport system.

The conference also aims to shed the light on the mechanisms of traffic control and management of traffic accidents; the speed of response to emergencies and to devise appropriate ways to reduce the current gap between scientific research intended for the development of smart transport systems and the actual implementation. It is also designed to reinforce coordination, cooperation and integration between all stakeholders in the smart transportation field and standardizing the specifications and criteria used therein.

Over the course of two days, the conference will tackle several important topics that focus on smart systems and traffic control centers, and their role in providing safety on the road networks, reducing delay and traffic congestion. It will also examine the transport infrastructure such as road networks; public transport systems; in order to increase  their efficiency and boost productivity of individuals, institutions, and the economic sector which easily embrace the requirements of smart transport systems. The conference will also discuss the role of integrated communications systems in enhancing traffic safety on road networks and the role of smart systems in rapid response to emergencies and rescue; in addition to reviewing the international, regional and local experiences in the use of smart transport systems and traffic safety management.

The conference also addresses the role of sensors and surveillance devices; navigation GPS    and display devices in vehicles and the advantages of using basic information such as digital maps, security information and traffic movement in road safety management, and the most important modern systems for  traffic safety management in foggy weather conditions.

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The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.


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