A number of safety experts participated in the International Traffic Safety Conference (ITSC 2018) this week, held at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, and organised by the Ministry of Interior and Qatar University (QU). 

Traffic Conference

The sessions on the first day started with a presentation by Qatar National Traffic Safety Committee Director Dr Kim Jraiw titled, the ‘Implementation of Sustainable and Integrated Transport and Road Safety Strategy in Qatar’, followed by Japanese Professor Hideki Nakamura, with his presentation, ‘The Experience and Challenge in Road Traffic Safety in Japan’. Professor Nakamura represents the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences in Japan.

The third paper was presented by International Road Federation Director from Switzerland, Susanna Zammataro. Her presentation was titled ‘Benchmarking Road Safety: The Data Dilemma’. It was followed by a fourth presentation by Senior ITS and Road Safety Advisor from Finland Dr Risto Kulmala, and his paper on ‘How Connected and Automated Driving Will Change the Transport System’.

Workshops and More Presentations 

The evening session started with a workshop on the topic ‘Traffic Safety during FIFA World Cup 2022’ and more presentations related to maintaining safety during big events such as FIFA. Engineer Ian Williams and Engineer Alexey Parkhomov led the presentations. Another topic, ‘Road Traffic Collision Investigation’ was discussed by Sheriff Michael J Poulin of Muskegon County Police, Michigan, during the workshop.

The conference, under the theme ‘A safe road transport system that protects all road users from fatalities and serious injury’ aims to get academics experts and practitioners to exchange knowledge, experiences, and strategies for reducing crashes, as well as discuss the social and economic impacts of crashes.

For a complete list of workshops and presentations at this week’s International Traffic Safety Conference please check this link.