The School of Engineering of Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki is organising the forum “The Vision Zero Concept: The Role of the Engineer in Road Safety” on Monday, 27th March 2017. The event will take place from 17.00 to 21.00 in the conference hall of the Mediterranean College, Vienni building (2-4 Egnatia st.), 4th floor.
This initiative aims to address the issue of road safety covering the three key factors: the driver, the vehicle and the environment. In addition, it will be an opportunity to raise awareness of road safety, a particularly important issue in Greece where road traffic accidents are among the primary causes of mortality, while Greek drivers are ranked among the first places in terms of road accidents in the European Union.
The forum will host as speakers university professors, as well as representatives of companies and organisations whose action is directly related to road safety.
The forum is addressed to organisations and associations active in the field of road safety, engineers, psychologists, educationalists, students from polytechnic and other related faculties, as well as to all users of the road network who are interested in creating a safer road environment, no matter whether they are a driver, a passenger , or a pedestrian.
17.30-17.45: Opening Ceremony
17.45-18.00: Giorgos Dimarelos, Deputy Mayor of Education and Sports, Municipality of Thessaloniki
18.00-18.20: “Road Safety- Molding Conscience for Safe Driving”, Nikolaos Iliou, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly
18.20-18.40: “Road Safety in Greece & Europe through Numbers”, Fotini Kehagia, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
18.40-19.00: “Road Safety: Motorways & Tunnels Management”, Athanasios Tsansanoglou, Civil Engineer, Transport Engineer, Egnatia Odos SA
19.00-19.20: “The Mechanical Engineering of Passive Car Safety and Its Evolution”, Yannis Kolokythas, Senior Supervisor BETA CAE Systems
19.30-19.50: “Road Behaviour is a Matter of Education: Educational Actions of the Transport Institute for the Improvement of Traffic Education and Road Safety”, Maria Chatziathanasiou, Civil Engineer-Transport Engineer (MSc), Associate Researcher, Institute for Sustainable Mobility and Transport Networks (IMET)/ National Center for Research and Technological Development (EKETA)
19.50-20.10: “Proper & Systematic Use of Helmet: Suggestions for Effective Practice”, Dr. Ioanna Zorba, “Motothesis” Hellenic Motorcycle Institute
20.10-20.30: “Road Safety Procedures, Even in Racing Driving”, Aristurtle, Student Formula Team, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
20.30-21.00: Discussion, Q&A
*Note: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
The event is open to the public. For registration click HERE or call 2310 287779.