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Thursday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Safer by Design: Part 3: Roadside & Median Safety Application

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Roadway Departure Crashes are a significant factor in Road Traffic Injuries (Fatalities and Seriously Injured) in all countries around the world.   Roads must be designed and properly maintained to keep vehicles on the road in the appropriate directional lane.  Roads also must be designed and properly maintained to be “Forgiving,” meaning that when a driver makes an inevitable mistake, the motorist will have a reduced chance of paying for the mistake with capital punishment or a serious injury.  This session will help road authorities and consultants better understand some of the best practices and state of the art technologies being used to keep vehicles on the road or to provide for a safe recovery if they do leave the road and to reduce the crash severity of Roadway Departure Crashes.

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Mike Dreznes

Executive Vice President, IRF Global
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists... Read More →

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Dr. Akram Abu-Odeh

Program Manager, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
Dr. Akram Abu-Odeh is a program manager of the infrastructure protection program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).Dr. Abu-Odeh has over 22 years of experience in analyzing, designing and testing structures under impact loads with emphasis on roadside safety hardware... Read More →
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John C Durkos

Vice President, Technical Support, Road Systems, Inc. (RSI)
John Durkos has 37 years’ experience in providing technical support and product promotion in the highway and roadside safety industry, specifically with barriers, end terminals, and crash cushions. For the past 21 years, Mr. Durkos has been Vice President, Technical Support for... Read More →
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John Griffith

Hog Technologies
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Craig Schulz

Pexco Traffic Control Products
Craig Schulz has been in Technical Sales and Product Development for the past 24 years, with 13 years in the automotive industry and the last 11 years in highway traffic safety with Pexco.  During that time with Pexco, he has launched several new products changing the perception... Read More →
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Carolien Willems

President, Safety Product
Carolien Willems is Belgian and co- owner of the Belgian company Safety Product.Safety Product is a company promoting the ZIPpole, a passive safe pole for roadlighting. Carolien is as a product designer, the developer of the ZIPpole and the automatic production line where the ZIPpole... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm PST
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas