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Friday, July 9 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Safe Roads by Design: Forgiving Roads

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Forgiving Highways is a concept that designs roads to "forgive" mistakes made on the road and thus eliminating many needles deaths. In this session, we will discuss the latest developments and technologies that help make roads "more forgiving". We will also examine and discuss the latest developments in data collection, testing and standards.

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Mike Dreznes

Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists... Read More →
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Andrew Vernon

Senior Business Development Manager, Lindsay
15 years in Sales, Leadership, and Solution Design.ExperienceCHR Robinson – 7 years; Manager, Brokerage SalesFreightquote – 7 years; Various roles across Sales, Operations, and Customer ServiceEducationBachelors in Management– Kansas State University
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Arun Kesavan

Senior Product Manager, Lindsay / Elecsys
25 years in engineering and product development across industrial, heavy construction and mining OEM business segments with P&L responsibility.ExperienceESCO – 5 years; Director, Smart Products, LHD & CrushingJoy Global (now Komatsu) – 5 years; Global Director, Control & Automation... Read More →
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John Durkos

VP Technical Support & Marketing, Road Systems, Inc.
John Durkos has 38 years’ experience in providing technical support and product promotion in the highway and roadside safety industry, specifically with barriers, end terminals, and crash cushions. For the past 22 years, Mr. Durkos has been Vice President, Technical Support for... Read More →
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John Griffith

Vice President, ETI, USA
John retired from the US Army as the First Sergeant of the US Army's largest military recruiting district.. In his 20 years of service, John served in a number of challenging positions, including Military Police Traffic Accident Investigator. Prior to military service, John served... Read More →

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Sudeshna Mitra

Transport Specialist, The World Bank, Global Road Safety Facility
Sudeshna Mitra is a Transport Specialist with the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), at the World Bank. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the GRSF Research program, funded by UK Aid. Sudeshna is an experienced transport professional with a Ph.D. in Transportation... Read More →

Friday July 9, 2021 10:00am - 11:15am EDT