Romania workshop – 15 June 2021
The eighth online EU Road Safety Exchange workshop brought together traffic safety professionals from Romania and Ireland in a productive meeting on the topic of enforcement. The discussions focused on Irish working procedures, the technologies used, the quality standards in driving for emergency services, as well as the development of road safety campaigns.
The workshop was virtually hosted by the Romanian Ministry of Interior, with high level representatives from the National Police, the Traffic Police and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Quaestor Florentin Brăcea, Deputy General Inspector of the Romanian Police opened the meeting on behalf of the Romanian hosts.
From the National Police of Ireland – An Garda Síochána, Superintendent Tony Lonergan and Tim Willoughby provided insight into enforcement and the role of technology in improving safety. From the Road Safety Authority, Frank McGill presented the Emergency Services Driving Standard, while Brian Farrell and Christine Hegarty talked about the Pedestrian Campaign Development and the role of research in developing road safety campaigns.
The participants in the EURSE project exchanged knowledge and ideas and committed to continue the partnership in the future. The workshop will be followed by a best practice seminar in Brussels in 2021.