2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference Expands Road Safety Horizons
Posted on: Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 12:00:00 AM
It was an uplifting and inspiring few days with a vast range of road safety topics explored. The WALGA RoadWise team also took the opportunity to share information about the RoadWise Program with an interstate and international audience from our booth in the Exhibition Hall.
Kimberley Road Safety Advisor, Greg Hayes (pictured above) delivered a presentation during one of the concurrent sessions titled: “The Kimberley Schools Seatbelt Project – more than just an art class!”. The presentation generated good discussion and interest from the audience.
Some of the key messages from the conference included:
- The importance of improvements in vehicle safety (including comparative crash testing of a 1998 Corolla versus a 2015 Corolla).
- Vehicle technology – the role that technology is currently playing to prevent deaths and serious injuries and the challenges going forward, merging new technology with existing infrastructure.
- Speed limits – we know what the survivable crash speeds are and many presenters challenged community leaders to make bold decisions in relation to reducing speed limits.
- Post-crash care.
- A focus on ZERO – this is the only acceptable number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on our roads.
- Moving from a reactive to a proactive approach to road safety.
- Graduated drivers licensing including the success of the introduction of this in reducing KSI in Victoria.
Pictured above: Members of the team at the WALGA RoadWise conference exhibition booth.
Contact your closest Road Safety Advisor (http://www.roadwise.asn.au/contact-roadwise.aspx) to find out more about the Australasian Road Safety Conference themes and presentations.
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