Led by CIHT Dubai, this webinar will look at Road Safety in the UAE.
If you are joining from the UAE, this seminar will begin at 18:00 GST.
This event is now sold out.
As most road safety auditors are aware, there are theoretical and practical issues and challenges with the design and installation of road restraint systems, otherwise known as road safety barriers. Some installations can actually make roads less safe and increase the severity of the human casualties involved if used incorrectly. Skill is therefore required to select the right restraint solution to meet the objectives and maximise safety in a particular location.
This seminar looks at the typical types of road restraint system used in the UAE and GCC Region and the various pros and cons of each. Assessing the need for a system, focusing mostly on Abu Dhabi’s standard TR-518, will be covered, including calculating the clear zone and other options to consider before a road restraint system is chosen and installed.
Good practice for transitions and terminals, common problems in the Region, will be considered, as well as ways to solve these issues. The “working width,” the effects of kerbs and how to mitigate a range of common problems with both design and installation will be included with local examples.
The seminar will be of interest to anyone seeking to make roads safer, whether in the UAE or elsewhere, and of particular interest to those who are involved with the safe design and planning of high-speed roads.
David George is Road Safety Specialist for Al Ain City Municipality & has specialised in road safety engineering since 1996. He has led teams on thousands of road safety audits in UK, Europe and Middle East, as well as writing, developing and presenting a range of road safety training courses, speaking at various national conferences, and appearing on television on road safety issues. David is a past Vice-Chair of the Society of Road Safety Auditors, SoRSA.