The new Consultative Committee on Road Safety appointed
The Government appointed the new Consultative Committee on Road Safety for 2012-2015 on 10 May. The task of the committee is to assist the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the planning and implementation of the road safety policy.
The committee consists of representatives of ministries and road safety expert organisations who, as part of their duties, promote the implementation of the National Road Safety Programme.
The committee is appointed for three years at a time and the term of the committee appointed on 10 May will end on 14 May 2015. The committee has a chair, deputy chair and 13 other members, each of whom has a personal deputy.
Ms Minna Kivimäki, Director-General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications acts as the chair and Ms Silja Ruokola, Director of Unit from the same ministry as the deputy chair of the committee.
Members of the committee and their personal deputies (in brackets):
Mr Kimmo Kiiski, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications (Mr Mikko Karhunen, Senior Engineer, Ministry of Transport and Communications)
Ms Lena Andersson, Counsellor of Legislation, Ministry of Justice (Mr Aarne Kinnunen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Justice)
Mr Pentti Saira, Deputy National Police Commissioner, Ministry of the Interior (Mr Jari Pajunen, Superintendent, Ministry of the Interior)
Mr Petteri Katajisto, Senior Technical Adviser, Ministry of the Environment (Ms Ulla Koski, Director, Spatial Planning, Ministry of the Environment)
Ms Merja Söderholm, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
(Ms Mari Miettinen, Senior Officer, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Mr Jukka Lehtinen, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education and Culture (Ms Tarja Riihimäki, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education and Culture)
Ms Anne Herneoja, Director-General, Finnish Transport Agency (Ms Auli Forsberg, Traffic Safety Manager, Finnish Transport Agency)
Mr Marko Sillanpää, Director-General, Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Ms Inkeri Parkkari, Senior Expert, Finnish Transport Safety Agency)
Ms Anna-Liisa Tarvainen, Managing Director, Liikenneturva (Mr Juha Valtonen, Research Director, Liikenneturva)
Mr Kari Rantala, Chief of the National Traffic Police (Mr Jarmo Rintanen, Superintendent, National Traffic Police)
Ms Ulla Niku-Koskinen, Managing Director, Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre (Mr Pekka Sulander, Traffic Safety Unit Director, Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre)
Ms Silja Siltala, Traffic Engineer, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities (Mr Jussi Rahikainen, Rescue Operations Development Director, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities)
Mr Seppo Kolehmainen, Deputy National Police Commissioner, National Police Board (Mr Esko Kesti, Chief Superintendent, National Police Board)
The Consultative Committee on Road Safety is assisted in its work by a working division and the committee may also consult external experts on road safety matters.
Ms Merja Vahva, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 34 2555