Call for applications for the selection of members of the sub-group to the Expert Group on Road Infrastructure Safety entitled ‘Forgiving roadsides and self explaining and self enforcing roads’. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has set up this third sub-group to the Expert Group on Road Infrastructure Safety (EGRIS) in 2019.
The sub-group shall participate and provide expertise in the application of article 4(6) of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management, regarding the design of the forgiving roadsides, self-explaining and self-enforcing roads as well as quality requirements for the road users. An initial call for applications was launched in 2021, aiming at bringing in the sub-group members with valuable experience in the design of safe infrastructure.
For a meaningful work of the sub-group, which better addresses the infrastructure for the vulnerable road users, the network-wide road safety assessment methodology and, when available, the results of classification of the roads based on risk for safety should be considered. This input data will enable the experts to identify the risk factors present on the dangerous sections of the road and to propose guidance on corrective measures. In addition, digitalisation aspect could also be considered in the guidance, if this would prove to add value to the safety.
The safety of the vulnerable road users is also highly relevant in the urban environment, where this category of users is mostly present. This reason requires a particular focus on aspects of urban environment, as well as the interaction with other relevant expert groups of the Commission that address the vulnerable road users, in particular with the Expert Group on Urban Mobility, created in 2022. This new call aims at expanding the expertise and at completing the initial call with possible applicants with expertise in the urban environment.
The duly signed applications must be sent by 15 September 2023, at the latest, by e-mail to MOVE-C2-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu.
More details of the open Call for applications can be found here.
Source: European Commission