ROADPOL Joining Hands
With PIARC Italy
The future cooperation between the European Roads Policing Network and PIARC Italy was sealed as a Memorandum of ROADPOL and the Italian unit of the World Road Association (PIARC) join efforts to tackle road safety challenges.Understanding (MoU) signed at the recent “Road Safety: Zero Fatalities” conference held in Rome, Italy.
The paper was signed by ROADPOL General Secretary Sanja Veic and Edoardo Valente, head of the national Italian committee of the World Road Association in the presence of ROADPOL President Elvira Zsinkai and ROADPOL Vice-President Federica Deledda.
The Memorandum aims to define a solid collaboration between ROADPOL and PIARC Italy in view of further joint initiatives on the subject of road safety with the aim of sharing best practices and avoid crashes leading to road fatalities. The two sides vowed to further discuss cooperation on road safety projects and share information of interest to both traffic police officers and road infrastructure operators, identifying critical issues and possible joint solutions, with the aim of increasing the general culture of road safety in Europe.
Since 1908 PIARC has been improving international cooperation and supporting development in the field of road and road transport. The organization boasts 124 government members worldwide and is describing itself as the leading international forum for analysis and discussion of roads policy, management, finance, and economics of roads, integration with other transport modes, technology, safety and the environment.
Prior to the signing ceremony ROADPOL President Elvira Zsinkai delivered a presentation introducing the Network to the conference audience. Later Mrs. Zsinkai was presented the symbol of Italian Traffic Police (Polizia Stradale) by the head of the service Filiberto Mastrapasqua. ROADPOL's presence was complemented by a presentation on Perspectives of autonomous driving for traffic police activity by the Network's Honorary President Paolo Cestra.
The “Road Safety: Zero Fatalities” conference was staged by PIARC-Italy and ANAS, the Italian company in charge of construction and maintenance of Italian road network.