The Hrvatske Autoceste (HAC) motorway operator has won the International Road Federation (IRF) global “Find a Way” road safety award, HAC said on Tuesday, noting that the award was a great international recognition.
The IRF award was instituted as part of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety by IRF Chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel in recognition of the value of political leadership in driving road traffic injury reduction strategies.
The award is presented every year to public companies in recognition of their dedication to road safety, HAC explained.
IRF executive director C. Patrick Sankey said that road operators have a central role in enabling interaction for participants in road traffic in a safe and positive way through measures that reduce the risk of road accidents.
HAC Management Board Chair Boris Huzjan said that HAC was greatly honoured that IRF had recognised its work and that the award acknowledged the efficiency of Croatia’s policy and strategy in traffic management on state-owned highways.
HAC notes that it manages most of the highway network in Croatia and that it plans to further improve road safety through two major projects.
One is designed to replace the existing variable-message signs with new generation equipment to improve traffic flow and information for participants in traffic. The project will start in 2022 and should be completed by the end of 2024.
The second project is designed to improve highway fencing to reduce the consequences of road accidents. This project is set to start in 2022 and should be completed by the end of 2025.