This site contains the papers and presentations from the previous Safer Roads Conferences, which the organisers consider provide a unique and invaluable reference source.
The archive materials also give an insight into how engineers around the globe have faced the continuing challenge of maintaining their highway networks and the steps taken to deliver safer roads and help save lives.
The Conference originally stemmed from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency (previously Transit New Zealand) and WDM® and began with a focus on skid resistance.
Run every three years, the conference provides a forum for road owners, practitioners and industry experts worldwide to share ideas, experience and latest technological developments.
The 6th International SaferRoads Conference is due to be held the USA in 2021.
The theme of the 2017 Conference was safe and sustainable road surfaces, a deliberately wider theme, and the aim was to provide a forum for focusing on all road and runway surfaces, as well as broader asset management and sustainability. It also built on previous conferences and gains made in reducing road trauma and the performance of a critical transport asset.
The 2017 Conference took place at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre. Click here for the conference website (www.saferroads.co.nz).
Since the 2005 inaugural event, SaferRoads has grown to be one of the key industry forums for innovation in the sector and it has played a critical role in improving the performance, sustainability and safety of road surfaces across the world.
WDM® has continued as a major sponsor of the SaferRoads Conference and has been involved in road safety since 1969, when it was awarded a licence by TRL to develop, manufacture and market SCRIM, which is used as the equipment of choice in many countries for networks surveys of skid resistance.
Since 1972 it has also provided SCRIM surveys and to local and central governments worldwide, as well as consultancy support to develop and implement Skidding Resistance Policies.
WDM® has developed and maintained this archive of road safety knowledge, making the papers and presentations from the first four SaferRoads Conferences freely available as an educational and reference facility.
The Sixth International Safer Roads Conference in 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic.
The next Conference will now be held in
The USA in 2023.
For information on the next conference please email