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Sunday, November 7 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Forgiving Roads: From Concept to Results

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The Safe System approach is predicated on the idea that the risk and consequences of driver error must be minimized. “Forgiving roads” are a concept widely used by road agencies but their operational application diverges significantly between countries. What measures and investments are needed to make today’s roads more forgiving of driver error?

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Dr. Daniel Albuquerque

Assistant Professor, UAEU College of Engineering
Dr. Albuquerque is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at UAEU. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska, USA. Dr. Albuquerque is an International Road Federation Scholar and brings over 15 years of experience in Transportation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
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Michael Dreznes

Former Executive Vice President, International Road Federation
Michael Dreznes retired December 31, 2020 as Executive Vice- President of the International Road Federation (IRF), a position he assumed in February 2012. Dreznes spent 35 years working to make roads safe around the world. He started his career at Energy Absorption Systems, Inc. where... Read More →
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Felipe Almanza

Vice President of New Product Development, TrafFix Devices Inc
Mr. Felipe Almanza is the Vice President, of New Product Development for TrafFix Devices Inc. Engineering Department based out of San Clemente in Southern California, USA.A Cal Poly Pomona graduate with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, his experience spans more than 18 years in... Read More →
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Dr. Arif Mehmood

ITC, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Mehmood has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and policies.  He specializes in developing strategic planning tools that assist in designing effective and robust strategies to offer sustainable solutions for complex problems. He has played a key role in helping... Read More →
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John Griffith

Vice President, ETI USA, Inc.
Dr. John B. Griffith, Jr PhD Is the vice President of ETI USA, the manufacturer of the Rolling Barrier Guardrail System as well as the CEO and founder of Griffith global consulting. Dr. Griffith is an International Road Federation Road Safety Audit Team Leader and is widely recognized... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
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