First ERF Roadside Safety Event online – a huge success

16 December 2020 | Brussels

On 15th December, the European Union Road Federation (ERF) organised for the first time an online Roadside Safety event.

This conference gathered more than 150 participants from all over the world and 18 speakers had the opportunity to present state of the art information related to the road restraint systems and other road safety equipment.

The event was structured over 6 different sessions, which addressed the following major topics:

  • General Policy – EN 1317 and revision of the Construction Product Regulation (CPR)
  • Materials and Performance
  • Assessments
  • Country case studies
  • Roadside equipment and behaviour
  • Bridges and inspections methods
  • Vulnerable Road Users

Each session was followed by a Q&A session and there were very intense and professional exchanges between the speakers and the participants and a lot of interaction among participants, too.

This ‘première’ proved the commitment of the ERF to the Road Safety in general and the Roadside equipment, through the recognized expertise developed within its Working Group on Road Restraint Systems.

The event also opened the possibility to widen the scope to other Roadside Safety topics and its success leads us to plan other online events focused on Roadside Safety and other ERF programmes in the future.

The presentations and final programme can be found on the following links: