In memory: Professor Ryszard Krystek

  • January 23, 2017

The ETSC team was saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Ryszard Krystek, who died on 20 January, aged 75.

Professor Krystek rose to be one of Poland’s leading experts on road safety. He held the posts of Director of the Institute of Transportation Engineering at the Technical University of Gdansk and Undersecretary of State for Transport Policy at the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure.  He led two major strategic national road safety programmes in Poland, known as GAMBIT 96 and GAMBIT 2005. Latterly he was Deputy Director of Research at the Motor Transport Institute (ITS), ETSC’s Polish member.

Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of ETSC said: “Ryszard made a very important contribution to improving road safety in Poland. He was also a great colleague and friend; always approachable and always keen to participate in European initiatives. He will be greatly missed.”