Useful links

DELTA has listed links to regulatory bodies, organisations and committees working actively on road safety issues for you to search on specific topics of your interest.

ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

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The American Traffic Safety Services Association is an international trade association established in 1969. ATSSA represents companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. Over 1,600 ATSSA members provide the majority of features, services and devices used to make our nation\’s roadways safer. These include pavement markings, road signs, work zone traffic control devices, guardrail, and other roadside safety features.

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BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Its business is enabling others to perform better. With its roots in the standardization of the early railway systems, civil engineering and construction, BSI has grown to become a complementary set of world-class businesses.

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CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC)

The close collaboration between CEN and CENELEC was consolidated at the start of 2010 by the creation of a common CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC) in Brussels. Together with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) they are the officially recognized by the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) provide a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications across a wide range of sectors. We work closely with the European Commission to ensure that standards correspond with any relevant EU legislation.

By setting common standards that are applied across the whole of the European single market, CEN and CENELEC ensure the protection of consumers, facilitate cross-border trade, ensure the interoperability of products, encourage innovation and technological development, include environmental protection and enable businesses to grow. Products and services that meet these European Standards (ENs) can be offered and sold in all of the participating countries.

CEN and CENELEC bring together the national standards agencies of 33 countries.

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The INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON ILLUMINATION – also known as the CIE from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage – is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.

With strong technical, scientific and cultural foundations, the CIE is an independent, non-profit organization that serves member countries on a voluntary basis. Since its inception in 1913, the CIE has become a professional organization and has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and as such is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body.

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DANAK is a business fund, appointed by the authority Sikkerhedsstyrelsen as the national accreditation body in Denmark. DANAK is an abbreviation of the Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund. As the national accreditation body DANAK stands for accreditation in the technical field. By accreditation DANAK reviews the competence of a laboratory, a certification body or an inspection body.

A laboratory will be accredited to specific methods in the field of testing, calibration and medical examination and must have competence and proper equipment for these methods. A certification body or an inspection body shall have the competence and industry knowledge within the standards that it certifies businesses for or perform inspections after.

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The European co-operation for Accreditation or EA is an association of national accreditation bodies in Europe that are officially recognised by their national Governments to assess and verify—against international standards—organisations that carry out evaluation services such as certification, verification, inspection, testing and calibration (also known as conformity assessment services).

Organisations that check conformity and compliance against standards must have the technical competence and integrity to carry out these assessment services. If a supplier is accredited by one of the members in the EA network, its customers can have confidence in the competence, independence and impartiality of its conformity assessment work.

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation

FHWA finalized January 2008 minimum reflectivity standards in the US. This new standard requires agencies to implement and use an assessment or management method designed to maintain regulatory and warning sign retroreflectivity at or above the established minimum levels is June 13, 2014.

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Intertraffic is a virtual marketplace for products, services and market information in the traffic and transport infrastructure industry. It provides annually the Intertraffic World Magazine with an extensive list of companies, featured products and services. Besides, Intertraffic arrange industry exhibitions in the Netherlands, Turkey, India and China.

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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards like ISO 9000 and ISO 14001. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade. ISO were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. From food safety to computers, and agriculture to healthcare, ISO International Standards impact all our lives.

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The Danish Road Directorate

The Danish Road Directorate, Ministry of Transport, Denmark, is responsible for almost 4.000 km state-owned roads in Denmark. They promote an integrated road and transport system. With special consideration to the environment, we are working towards a safe, secure and easy journey on the roads for people as well as for goods. Though the state roads only represent around five percent of the entire road network, the importance in terms of transport and society should be underlined as approximately 45 % of the entire road traffic in Denmark run on these roads.

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) develops solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. The Institute conducts over 600 research projects annually with about 200 sponsors at all levels of government and the private sector. In the laboratory and the classroom, TTI researchers help prepare students for transportation careers.

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The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. Our principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. We are dedicated to the continuous development of knowledge pertaining to the transport sector, and in this way contribute actively to the attainment of the goals of Swedish transport policy.

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