Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest transport research conference in Europe, each year around 3,000 experts from all over the world come together to discuss the latest developments in the areas of traffic, transport, and mobility. This year was the 7th TRA conference; it was held on 16-19th April 2018 in Vienna.
Four presentations dedicated to the ESRA results were presented. Uta Meesmann and Wouter Van den Berghe (Vias institute, Belgium) were the first two speakers; they presented the general approach of the project, most recent developments, and highlights of recent results from Latin American countries. Afterward, Yvonne Achermann Stürmer (bfu, Switzerland) gave an overview on driving under the influence. Finally, Gerald Furian (KFV, Austria) made the link between ESRA data and the road crash statistics from the CARE database.
ESRA core group partners also used the occasion to come together for a project meeting on the 19th of April. The meeting was dedicated to the next edition of the ESRA survey which will be launched in October 2018.
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At the 7th Annual Assembly of OISEVI in Panama City on 17 April 2018, Dr. Maria Segui Gomez, Special Advisor for Road Safety to FiA, presented the results of the ESRA 2017 report with some help from Leandro Perillo, FiA IV Executive Director of Mobility and Public Policy. She presented the results of 13 Latin American countries focusing on pedestrian safety, which was the theme of this meeting. More than 100 people attended this presentation including the mayor of Panama city, José Isabel Blandón Figueroa; most of the attendees are professionals working in traffic safety and are members of OISEVI. The meeting was fruitful; representatives of several countries expressed interest in obtaining the ESRA raw data and leveraging them to study road safety attitudes and behaviour of their citizens.