The first federal programme for ensuring road traffic safety in Russia: some results of practical realisation

Valentin V Silyanov
Boris B Anokhin

One of the most critical social problems of Russia is a high percentage of road accidents and a great number of casualties. In 1993 in order to stabilise the number of casualties and subsequently decrease it, "The Concept of the Programme for Ensuring Traffic Safety on Roads of Russia" was developed. In 1996 the Federal Programme, "Ensuring Traffic Safety on Roads of Russia", was approved by the Russian Government for 1996-1998. The first three year phase of the Programme includes the most vital measures to curb the risk level and gravity of road accidents. Currently Russian specialists with the participation of the Road Transport Research Institute of the Transport Ministry of the Russian Federation are developing the Concept and Programme to ensure road traffic safety in Russia up to the year 2010.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


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VTI joined research cooperation in China

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Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

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