There was a great opportunity for iRAP to talk about 3-star or better roads at the CISEV Conference in Chile in November.
Over 500 road safety experts from more than 30 Spanish speaking countries attended the event in Santiago which included challenging presentations on the five pillars of road safety. (Chile's Minister of Transport Andres Gomez-Lobo is pictured talking to Julio Urzua at iRAP's stand)
Julio Urzua, iRAP’s regional director for the Americas, ran a special session which showcased the brand new Spanish version of the ViDA demonstrator.
The iRAP session included presentations on ‘iRAP as a policy making tool, minimum 3-stars’ and ‘iRAP and Road Safety Audits.’
During the session, Cindy Carmona, the Chief of Operations for Autopista Central – Chile’s busiest road – explained how last year’s iRAP assessment had been used to upgrade significant sections of the road to a 3 star standard.
Julio said: ‘This was a great opportunity to share the success of our partners across Latin America and launch the new Spanish version of the demonstrator. The tool will help policy makers and road designers across the region understand how achievable 3-star or better roads can be.’