3rd International Safer Roads Conference Papers


Conference Programme Sunday 15 May

Official Delegate WelcomePeter Damen, General Manager, Research and Consulting, ARRB Group
Trade Exhibition OpeningJohn Gardiner, Chairman WDM Ltd


Conference Programme Monday 16 May

Official Welcome and chairGerard Waldron, Managing Director, ARRB Group
Keynote addresses:
Rob Klein, Chief Operations Director, GHVI/ FIA – A decade of road safety (2010 – 2020) – See Presentations
Superintendent Paula Rose, National Road Police Manager, NZ Police – Skidding related crashes and issues – real life stories and value of partnerships
Paul Hillier, National Technical Leader – Incident Investigations and Strategic Reviews, ARRB Group – Looking back to the 2008 conference – a reminder of the identified objectives and expectations for the 2011 conference – See Presentations
Mount Cotton OH&S Briefing – an overview of what to expect at the Mount Cotton test track day and occupational health and safety requirements. – See Presentations


Skid resistance strategy and objectives
Session chair: Peter Damen, ARRB Group

David Cook – An evaluation of NZ’s state highway skid resistance policy
John Donbavand – A revised skid resistance standard for the UK truck roads
Leif Sjogren – Do we need to monitor friction in summertime?
Paul Hillier – Data led, experience driven – developing a ‘fit for purpose’ skid resistance management strategy


Performance prediction
Session chair: Julie Mitchell, QLD TMR

Haran Arampamoorthy – Comparison of the Wehner-Schulze and PSV test for estimating the polishing resistance of New Zealand chip seal aggregates
Gerardo Flintsch – Case study: Ran off road crash variation with pavement friction
Yuhua Li – Research on laboratory simulation test method for skid resistance performance of chip seals
Ed Baran – Temperature influence on skid resistance measurement


Asset management benefits
Session chair: Allan Bell, QLD TMR

Chris Kennedy – Long-term study of skid resistance on inservice roads England
David Whitehead – Developing an objective measure for flushing on chip seals
Jeff Waters – High friction surfacing – improving the life cycle cost
John Donbavand – Asset Management and SCRIM: a targeted approach to the management of skidding resistance


Measurement, data processing, data analysis
Session chair: David Pratt, RTA NSW

James Mitchell – Improved locational accuracy of SCRIM data using GPS
Darren Holloway – Accuracy of pavement texture measurement
Daniel Emerson – Using data mining to predict road crash count with a focus on skid resistance values


Asset management processes
Session chair: Andrew Golding, QLD TMR

Chris Kennedy – Implementing a skidding policy in London
Dr Noppadol Piyatrapoomi – Skid resistance performance profile
Raja Abeysekera – Vehicle activated ‘slippery road’ warning signs
Peter Cenek – A prioritisation scheme for the safety management of curves


Session chair: Kym Neaylon, ARRB Group

Shimon Nesichi – Development of skid resistant hot asphalt mixtures by blending aggregates from different sources
Abouzar Shafiepour – Effect of aggregate arrangement on increasing frictional resistance through blending stone materials
Joanna Towler – P25 specification for high Skid resistant surfaces
Douglas Wilson – New Zealand Greywacke aggregates and their skid resistance performance


A decade of action for road safety workshop
(Merino room) Session chair: Rob Klein, GHVI/FIA
– See Presentations


Additional session – Monday 16 May

Disaster recovery panel session (including flood, cyclones and earthquake recovery)
Session chair: Matthew Lugg, Chair of the UK Roads Board – See Presentations

Panel speakers include:
Mr Shane Doran, Program Director, Transport Network Reconstruction Program, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – See Presentations
Mr Alan Beuzenberg, Unit Manager Transport and Greenspace, Christchurch
City Council – See Presentations
Mr Barry Stratton, Senior Asset Manager, North Canterbury, NZ Transport Agency


3rd International Friction Conference

Mount Cotton Test Track Day 3
Tuesday 17th May 2011

Demonstrations at the Mount Cotton track including Incident Investigation, Straight line braking, Truck & Motor cycle braking, mobile test devices and Differential friction.


Conference Programme Wednesday 18 May

Special address: The Honourable Craig Wallace MP, Queensland Minister for Main roads
Keynote addresses:
Rob McInerney, Chief Executive Officer for the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) – Road surface condition parameters in iRAP now and in the future – See Presentations
Matthew Lugg, Chair of the UK Roads Board – Local government collaboration – See Presentations
Fabian Marsh, Previous role: National Traffic & Safety Manager, NZTA – A vision for the future /partnerships in NZ (Fabians’ current role is Traffic and Safety Specialist, Ashghal Public Works Authority, Qatar


Identifying and meeting friction demand
Session chair: Mark Owen, NZTA

Shimon Nesichi – Applying water blasting treatment policy aimed at reducing first rain skidding accidents – the Israeli experience
Ed Baran – Gritting for improved early life skid resistance of stone mastic surfaces
Marco PasettoA new methodological approach for friction evaluation of dropped-on products for road markings
Kazuhio Watanabe – Evaluation methods of road surface performance in Japan
Bryan Pidwerbesky – Innovative surfacing treatments delivering safer roads


Tyre-road interface and consequences
Session chair: Superintendent Paula Rose, NZ Police
Karen Scharnigg – TYROSAFE (Tyre and road surface optimisation for skid resistance and further effects)
Phillip Millar – Mapping interfacial stress distributions to asphalt surface digital microtopographies
Glenn Foster – A systems approach to managing skid deficient sites on a road network
David Axup – Deadly when wet


Climatic considerations
Session chair: Fabian Marsh, Ashghal Public Works Authority, Qatar

Marta Pagola – Analysis of temperature influence on skid resistance results
Grant Mackey – Seasonal Influence of pavement skid resistance and equipment calibration
Gerardo Flintsch – Influence of Seasonal Temperature on Pavement Reliability Performance: A CASE Study
Neil Jamieson – Skid resistance effects of common treatments for frost and ice – mineral grit and CMA


Partnerships in practice
Session chair: Gerard Waldron, ARRB Group

Justin Weligamage – Collaboration and partnerships in managing skid resistance for Queensland
Chris Kennedy – The benefits of a long term partnership approach in the provision of network skid resistance data
Jon Lewando – Are there opportunities for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to deliver more effective road asset management solutions?
Kym Neaylon – Austroads developments in skid resistance


Achieving positive road safety outcomes
Session chair: Rob McInerney, iRAP

Robin Dunlop – Experience gained in road safety in implementing safer surfacings
Jiangnbi Hu – A quantitative model of road-surface safety
Ralph Rallings – Breaking the silence about road surfaces and accident rates
Peter Cairney – Future of surface friction?


Summary of the Conference by Chris Kennedy, Director WDM
Did the conference meet its objectives, summary of issues, looking ahead to 2014
Invitation to attend in 2014 in UK and official close
Official thankyou and close by Gerard Waldron, Managing Director, ARRB Group