Road safety conference to take place next week

The National Roads Authority will hold a four-day conference on road safety at The Ritz-Carlton from Monday through Thursday.

The event will feature an array of local and international speakers and will focus on the ways safety on Cayman’s roads can be enhanced.

“This is the first time we are hosting an event like this,” said Edward Howard, acting managing director of the National Roads Authority, in a prepared statement. “When the public think about our roads and what it takes to make our roads safe, the NRA is usually what comes to mind.

“And while they are right in that conclusion, there are many other stakeholders. This conference gives us the opportunity to get all those stakeholders together sharing their knowledge with one another.”

Michael Dreznes, the vice president of the International Road Federation, will be a guest speaker at the conference. The first day of the conference will focus on road safety interventions in the morning and will feature a speech about the Grand Cayman Development Plan Review in the afternoon.

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature workshops on a variety of topics, including road audits and vulnerable road users.

The event is open to the public, road safety stakeholders and all government departments, and registration for the conference will cost $150 per person. People interested in taking part in the conference can email [email protected] or call 326-3974.