30 March 2019 | Cologne, Germany
On 28th March, the ERF organised a 2 hour workshop during the 2019 edition of DeuSAT (Conference and exhibition event on road equipment) in Cologne following an invitation by the IVSt (German Association of Road Equipment).
This was the first time that IVSt and ERF cooperated for the organisation of such a workshop during the DeuSAT event and the topic of the WS was: ‘Which opportunities the 3rd Mobility Package brings us?’
The recent developments offered by the 3rd European Mobility package, with the revision of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive and the General Safety Regulation will definitely have an impact on the road industry and the purpose of the session was to inform the representatives of the German road industry about the opportunities for the road sector.
Mr. Troppmann (European Commission DG MOVE) presented a general overview of the Mobility package, as well as some specific aspects of the RISM Directive, the General Safety Regulation (GSR) for cars and the EU Road Safety Policy Framework for 2021-2030.
ERF Director General, Christophe Nicodème, presented the point of view of the industry and the last part of the session consisted on presentations on road markings and signs, delivered by Harald Mosböck (member of the Board of ERF) and Rik Nuyttens (ERF President).
CN explained that the ERF considered the extension of the scope of the RISM Directive, as well as the proposed minimum performance requirements for road markings and signs to be a unique opportunity for the road industry to promote quality and performance of the European roads.
He concluded his presentation saying: “As the only European organisation representing the whole sector of the road infrastructure, the ERF is there to promote the quality and performance of road equipment and is also there to support the German road industry”.