Safety for Vulnerable Road Users – New challenges of modern Mobility
Official Side Event
Road safety is essential to the sustainability of transportation. Vehicles and roads are becoming safer, and the number of serious accidents has declined. However, there is no reason to rest on our laurels. The fact is: there are still too many fatalities and serious injuries to understand and eliminate dangers requires root cause research, which lead to concrete recommendations for action. DEKRA accident research has been dedicated to this for 40 years now.
There is a large group of vulnerable road users, like children, pedestrians or motor cyclists, who are confronted by special dangers. Often, they cannot properly assess certain traffic situation. Furthermore, the modern way of mobility includes much more challenges which has to be focused than in the past. There are new possibilities for road users to move, for example pedelecs, electric bikes and scooters. On the one hand it increases the level of mobility, but on the other hand the potential risks for accidents grow as well.
This side event provides an overview of these challenges by Clemens Klinke, Member of the Board of Management DEKRA SE. Together with international experts on road safety, current challenges of modern way of mobility will be discussed and suggestions for action will be given. You are welcome to join the discussion as part of the auditorium. "
- Volker Noeske, Head of DEKRA Technology Center
- Saul Billingsley, Executive Director, FIA Foundation
- Guido Ensemeier, Department Manager for traffic and urban development of Kerpen (Germany)
- Véronique Feypell de la Beaumelle, Manager of the Road Safety Programme, International Transport Forum
Contact person: M. Jeremy Scheibe, Research Assistant, Jeremy.Scheibe@dekra.com