IRF Safety Seminar to include live crash test

Vernier Geneva, Switzerland – The International Road Federation (IRF) announced 2007-02-05 that a live crash test will be held as part of the IRF Roadway Safety Solutions Seminar being held in Doha, Qatar April 11 and 12 in conjunction with the Roadteq Exhibition. This will be the first "live drive" barrier crash demonstration in the Middle East.

IRF members Highway Care from England and Barrier Systems from the United States will be impacting an innovative portable steel barrier called the BarrierGuard 800 Steel Barrier System at a speed of about 80 km/h with a vehicle weighing about 1500kg.

"This exciting demonstration will give Seminar attendees and Roadteq visitors the opportunity to see first hand the life saving performance of one of today’s state of the art technologies," said Mike Dreznes, IRF Deputy Director General, who will be teaching the Seminars in Doha.

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Limited space remains for attendance at the seminars as well as for floor space for the Roadteq Exhibition. Contact Magid Elabyad to get discounted IRF Exhibition Rates.

April 11, 2007: Roadside Safety Solutions

April 12, 2007: New Concepts in Work Zone Safety

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Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.

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