Workshop on Road Freight Transport and Safety
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    Workshop on Road Freight Transport and Safety
    May 8-9, 2017
    InterContinental Hotel Doha, Qatar

    We are pleased to cordially invite you to attend our two-day workshop on “Road Freight Transport and Safety” planned to create a platform to share and develop the necessary research and development (R&D) cooperation and partnership that addresses road safety of heavy vehicles and regulations of freight transport operations.

    The workshop will be held in Doha on May 8-9, 2017.  Local and leading international academics as well as representatives from the public and private sectors involved in the area would be attending the event.

    We look forward to having you join our workshop discussions on the issues that will be raised regarding the safety and operational strategies of commercial vehicles.

    The workshop will focus on the following topic areas: 1. causal factors and characteristics of crashes, 2. human and social factors, 3. traffic laws and regulations, 4. road and vehicle design and 5. road traffic management systems

    Road and Vehicle Design                                   

    • Under-run protection
    • Traffic operation
    • Road infrastructure & ITS
    • In-vehicle technologies

    Human and Social Factors

    • Sleep/Fatigue
    • Substance abuse
    • Licensing schemes
    • Seatbelt use
    • Distractions
    • Medical conditions

    Traffic Laws and Regulations

    • Speed management
    • Vehicle inspections
    • Law enforcement

    Road Traffic Management Systems

    • Weight restrictions
    • Corridor restrictions
    • Parking management
    • Speed management



    Acknowledgement: This Workshop  was made possible by the CWSP grant # CWSP11-W-1030-16065 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) and Eastern Synergy Contracting (part of the Al Ta’adhod Trading and Construction Group). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.

    Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center

    Qatar University
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