New South Wales (Sydney)
NSW Chapter Committee
|Vice-Chair, Membership, Website||Brendyn Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ordinary Committee Members||Liz de Romeemail@example.com|
|# NSW Chapter Committee Members elected/appointed to ACRS Australasian Executive Committee|
The NSW Chapter Committee meet on the last Tuesday of each month, either face-to-face or via video/teleconference.
Smartphone-Based Teen Driver Support System:
Results from a 300 teen driver field operational test
Joint Free Seminar – No RSVP Required
Professor Max Donath
University of Minnesota
4:00–5:00pm Monday 31 October 2016
OMB 151, Level 1, Old Main Building K15
The University of New South Wales
Although teen drivers make up a small percentage of the U.S. driving population, they are at an especially high risk of being involved in a crash. To help teen drivers stay safe on the road, we developed the Teen Driver Support System (TDSS). The smartphone-based system is a comprehensive application that provides real-time, in-vehicle feedback to teens about their risky behaviors—and reports the behaviors to parents via text message if teens don’t heed the system’s warnings. The TDSS device, mounted on the vehicle’s dashboard, provides visual and auditory warnings to the teen driver about speeding, stop sign violations, upcoming curves, and excessive maneuvers—hard turning, hard braking, and hard accelerations. It also prevents teens from using their phones to text or call (except 911) while driving.
The research team completed a 12-month field operational test of the system involving 300 newly licensed teens in Minnesota. The test included a control group that received no feedback, a “partial” TDSS group that received only in-vehicle feedback, and a TDSS group that received both in-vehicle feedback and near “real-time” parental notification. Research results indicate an overall safety benefit of TDSS, demonstrating that in-vehicle monitoring and driver alerts, coupled with parental notifications, is a meaningful intervention to reduce the frequency of risky driving behaviors that are correlated with novice teen driver crashes.
An overview of various projects underway at the Roadway Safety Institute (RSI) will also be covered. The RSI is the USDOT Region 5 University Transportation Center, developing solutions to safety issues in the six north central states bordering the Great Lakes. Institute projects include among others: helping visually impaired pedestrians safely navigate intersections and work zones using smartphone and Bluetooth technologies; working with tribal governments to identify and resolve safety concerns on tribal lands; and improving safety for bicyclists with bicycle-mounted sensors that can predict imminent collisions with vehicles.
Max Donath is the director of the Roadway Safety Institute and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Donath’s efforts have been directed towards keeping the driver in the loop, using sensing technologies, control systems and improved human-machine interfaces to reduce driver error, and thus prevent crashes before they happen. The focus of his research can be grouped into three areas: (a) collision avoidance and active safety, (b) novel human-machine interfaces for providing improved situation awareness to the driver and pedestrian, and (c) reducing age-related risky driving behavior. Donath received a B. Eng. from McGill University and went on to earn S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the University of Minnesota in 1978.
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Identifying Serious Injuries due to Road Crashes
Wouter Van den Berghe
Director, Knowledge Centre Road Safety, Belgium Road Safety Institute
Plus presentations from:
The NSW Centre for Road Safety, Transport for NSW
Transport and Road Safety Research Centre (TARS), UNSW
This joint seminar of Transport and Road Safety Research and the NSW Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety featured international guest, Wouter Van den Berghe, Belgium Road Safety Institute, and Hassan Raisianzadeh, Transport for NSW.
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Joint Free Seminar
Human Factors and Advanced Vehicle Technologies:
Driver Attention and Interactions with Higher Levels of Automation
Associate Professor Birsen Donmez
University of Toronto
This joint seminar of the School of Aviation, Transport and Road Safety Research, and the NSW Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety featured international guest, Professor Birsen Donmez from the University of Toronto.
Birsen Donmez is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and is the Canada Research Chair in Human Factors and Transportation. She received her MS (2004) and PhD (2007) in industrial engineering, and her MS in statistics (2007) from the University of Iowa. Before joining the University of Toronto, she spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Donmez’s research interests are centered on understanding and improving human behavior and performance in multi-task and complex situations, using a wide range of analytical techniques. In particular, her research focuses on operator attention in multitask activities, decision support under uncertainty, and human automation interaction, with applications in various domains including surface transportation, healthcare, mining, and unmanned vehicle operations.
Donmez’s selected honors include the inaugural Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award from the HFES Surface Transportation Technical Group (2014) and an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation of Ontario (2015). She serves on multiple Transportation Research Board committees and as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
The Road Untravelled: New Pathways Towards Safer Novice Drivers
ACRS NSW Chapter Young Driver Seminar and Discussion Panel, 22 July 2016
New Pathways Towards Safer Novice Drivers TARS and the NSW chapter of ACRS hosted this workshop and discussion panel, showcasing the latest research insights into young drivers, driver education and licensing, including innovative new driver training approaches from the USA, Europe and Australia. Slides and videos of keynote presentations are now available.
- Download Bruce Simons Morton’s Presentation
- Download Willem Vlakveld’s Presentation
- Download Video of Greg Aplin’s Presentation
- Download Video of Teresa Senserrick’s Presentation
- Download Video of Willem Vlakveld’s Presentation
- Download Video of Bruce Simons Morton’s Presentation
Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton (National Institutes of Health, USA)
Dr. Simons-Morton is Associate Director for Prevention and Senior Investigator in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). He is internationally one of the most respected researchers on the causes and prevention of motor vehicle crashes among novice young drivers.
Dr. Willem Vlakveld (SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands)
Dr Vlakveld is a senior researcher at SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands. His research covers a wide range of areas in road safety including the issue of young novice drivers. He recently completed a review of approaches to novice driver education and licensing in Europe in comparison to other countries.
Mr Greg Aplin, Member for Albany, Chair Staysafe, Parliament of NSW
A/Prof Teresa Senserrick, TARS Research, UNSW
Dr Bruce Simons-Morton, National Institutes of Health,
and Adjunct Professor at UNSW
Dr Willem Vlakveld, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands
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2016 ACRS NSW Chapter AGM
The NSW Chapter Executive Committee invites all members and guests of the Australasian College of Road Safety to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter, to be held as follows:
Date: Monday, 9 May 2016
Time: 3:30pm Registration and Networking
4:00pm Seminar / Q&A
5:00pm NSW Chapter AGM
Venue: The George Institute, Level 3, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney
Seminar Topic: “A Safe System Hierarchy of Control Framework for Local Roads” by David McTiernan, ARRB Group
Travel: Close to Train, Bus and Ferry public transport options
Parking: Close to Public Car Parking Stations
Catering: Light refreshments will be available
Registration: Please Register by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10am Mon 9-May-16
NSW Chapter members are also invited to consider nominating for a position on the NSW Chapter Executive Committee. A separate Nomination Form is available to be completed and returned to the ACRS NSW Chapter Secretary before 10am Mon 9-May-16 (details included on the Nomination Form).
According to the ACRS Constitution (Clause 12.7), the Chapter Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and ordinary members.
Joining by videoconference or phone:
Please note that regional members or those who are unable to attend in person are able to participate in the Seminar and Chapter AGM via Videoconference by computer or mobile device or by Phone.
- By Videoconference: https://bluejeans.com/691766605?src=calendarLink
- By Phone: 02 8103 4256, Meeting ID: 691766605, Press #
- NSW AGM Notice
- ACRS Constitution
- NSW Chapter Executive Committee Nomination Form
- ACRS NSW AGM 2015 (27 May 2015) – Draft Minutes
The Australasian College of Road Safety-NSW Chapter and the Australian Injury Prevention Network organised a seminar focussing on the work of postgraduate students and early career researchers in the field of road safety. This seminar provided an opportunity for established professionals and researchers to meet with emerging researchers and hear about their current and ongoing work.
- Date: Tuesday 24th November 2015
- Venue: Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School Building, University of Sydney (The same building that will be used for the AIPN conference)
- 15:00 – 15:30 Registration
- 15:30 – 17:30 Presentations
- 17:30 – 18:30 Light refreshments and networking
- Cost: Free
Seminar at UNSW – An Update on Road Safety Research Activities in Europe, with two invited presenters – Professor Andrew Morris of University of Loughborough Design School, in the UK and Dr Nicole van Nes from the National Road Safety Research Institute, SWOV, in the Netherlands. This seminar was made available to Chapter members via GoToMeeting as a live and interactive webinar (Thanks to Professor Mike Regan for organising the speakers and venue).
Media Seminar 1 January 2013
Speaker: Ms Pam Palmer, Senior Manager (Strategic Policy) Road Safety Policy, Road Safety and System Management, Department of Transport & Main Roads
Media & Morality Seminar with Jonathan Holmes - 1 March 2012
Pedestrian Safety in Our Cities Friday 10 December 2010
Toward Best-Practice Cycling Infrastructure, Friday 10 September 2010, Parliament House, Sydney.
- Urban Cycling in Australia: from marginal to mainstream – Presentation by Dr Jan Garrard, Deakin University and Associate Professor Stephen Greaves, University of Sydney Please note: we are unable at this time to upload the presentation. Should you like a copy emailed to you please contact email@example.com
- Safety of bi-directional cycleways adjacent to roadways – Presentation by Cameron Munro, Sinclair Knight Merz
- Safer cycling; A partnership project to better understand cycling patterns, hazards and incidents – Presentation by Ros Poulos, Julie Hatfield, Raph Grzebieta, Andrew McIntosh and Chris Rissel
- Painting a designated space: cyclist and driver compliance at cycling infrastructure at intersections – Presentation by Marilyn Johnson, Judith Charlton, Stuart Newstead and Jennie Oxley Please note: we are unable at this time to upload the presentation. Should you like a copy emailed to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Decade of Action & Australia’s Road Safety Strategy A workshop for road safety professionals
Seminar – Crunch Time- National Road Safety Strategy towards 2020 Wednesday 9 December, 2009
1. Heavy Vehicle Transport Safety and Fatigue Risk Management Workshop
Wednesday 20 May, 2009, The George Institute for International Health
The workshop looked at factors associated with driver fatigue risks in the heavy vehicle industry, including existing knowledge, current research, government policy directions, safety management methods in theory and practice as well as related industry perspectives on the problem. The workshop was chaired by Dr Teresa Senserrick, The George Institute for International Health and attended by approximately 40 people.
Copy of presentation by Shane Faulkner.
- Fatigue Problem – Dr Ann Williamson, UNSW
- Study – Dr Jane Elkington, The George Institute
- Policy – Jeff Potter, National Transport Commission
- Safety Management Systems – Lori Mooren, IRMRC
- Safety Management in Practice – Shane Faulkiner, Linfox
- Legislative and Industry Issues – Hugh McMasters
1. Getting the Message Across: What can we learn from public health advertising?
Thursday 10th July 2008, The George Institute for International Health
The seminar was chaired by Dr Sarah Redshaw, 38 people attended.
- SunSmart: Health promotion and social marketing approaches in skin cancer prevention Kay Coppa Cancer Council of NSW
- Should road safety ads make us feel good or bad? The effectiveness of negative and positive emotional appeals, Ioni Lewis, CARRS-Q
- ‘Pinkie’ campaign, A new approach to road safety marketing, Russell Watsford, RTA
2. Novice drivers: Influencing the outcomes.
Friday 10th October. The George Institute for International Health
The seminar was chaired by Associate Professor Rebecca Ivers.
- Parental influences on their children’s driving outcomes, Associate Professor Raymond Bingham University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
- Young driver issues in Australia: Progress and initiatives. Dr Teresa Senserrick The George Institute
- The Keys2 Drive program, Alex Jerrim, Driver Safety Services: Development
3. Risk Indulgence: Youth Risk Attitudes
Thursday 27th November 2008, Macquarie University, North Ryde
- The effects of anti-speeding campaigns on the simulated driving performance of youth drivers. Bernice Plant, Graduate researcher, Macquarie University
- The role of risk propensity in the risky driving of young drivers, Dr Julie Hatfield, Senior Research Fellow, NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre
- Risky attitudes and the risk promoting society, Dr Sarah Redshaw, Honorary Associate, Macquarie University & Senior Researcher, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
4. High level review of road safety management: Sweden – as case study.
21 November, 2008, The George Institute for International Health, George Street.
The seminar was chaired by Mr Ian Faulks. The speaker, Jeanne Breen, was a part of a 2007, a review team together with Eric Howard and Tony Bliss who completed a review of road safety management in Sweden, using the World Bank assessment framework, and examined the next steps to Vision Zero. This lecture completes a series of three presentations during Jeanne Breen’s visit to Australia, the previous two lectures (in Perth and Adelaide) addressing issues in safe systems approach to road safety and road safety management. Attendance: 26.
5. Safe System and Ambitious Road Safety Targets: Where does New South Wales sit on the world road safety stage?
Speakers: Dr Soames Job and Professor Raph Griezbieta. – Attendance: approximately 30.
Dr Job described the back ground to the Safe Systems approach to road safety and how this is being implemented in NSW with illustration by a number of specific examples.
Professor Griezbieta spoke about the safer roads aspects of the safe systems approach with specific reference to key developments in engineering. This seminar is to be repeated as a national program to promote understanding of the safe systems approach to road safety professionals in each State and Territory.
1. Road Safety and Planning In Transport and Urban Design
Friday 23 February 2007, Parliament House, Sydney -(Attendance: 36)
The seminar was chaired by Liz de Rome, The George Institute for International Health.
- Safety and the system: Who wins? – Professor Marcus Wigan (Melbourne University)
- Getting road safety on the planning agenda again – Dr Ray Brindle (Eldamar Research Associates
- Road safety, local communities and transport planning. Mr Ian Faulks (Safety and Policy Analysis International)
2. Current Australian Initiatives In International Road Safety
Friday 2 April 2007 at the Darlington Centre, City Road, University of Sydney.
The inaugural UN Global Road Safety Week was held in late April 2007. To mark the occasion, the Chapter, in partnership with the George Institute for International Health, held a seminar on current Australian initiatives in international road safety.
- Ms Liz de Rome (ACRS)—Introductory remarks
- Professor Robyn Norton (The George Institute)—UN Global Road Safety Week
- Lori Mooren (ARRB Group)—Collaborating for road safety
- Professor Mark Stevenson (The George Institute) and Dr James Yu (The George
- Institute China)—The China seatbelt study
- Dr Rakhi Dandona (The George Institute India)—Road traffic injuries and the road
- safety agenda of policymakers in India
- Dr Hung Dang Viet (The George Institute)—Motorcycle helmets in Vietnam
The seminar was chaired by Dr Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney. The seminar attracted the interest of media outlets, with Professor Stevenson being interviewed by BBC World Service on the China seatbelt study. Darlington Centre, City Road, Darlington (Attendance: 40)
3. Road Safety For Infants, Children And Young People Conference
2 – 3 August 2007, Parliament House, Sydney
Attendance : Over 100 delegates and 43 speakers on a diversity of topics on road safety for infants, children and young people.
The conference formed part of the Australian contribution to the inaugural UN Global Road Safety Week and was supported by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. In addition to the MAA, the conference was also sponsored by NRMA Motoring & Services, with additional sponsorships from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust and Britax (Safe-n-Sound),
The conference attracted considerable interest by media outlets, with Hon. Jim Lloyd MHR, Federal Minister for Roads and the Hon. Eric Roozendaal MLC, NSW Minister for Roads, being interviewed on road safety topics, particularly safety of children on school buses. Amongst others, Ms Nerida Leal was interviewed on street racing and car hoons. Dr Julia Irwin and Dr Eugene Chekaluk were interviewed on young drivers, gender, passengers, and driver distraction. A cdrom copy of Conference proceeding are available by calling Head office ($10 including P&H)
4. Older Drivers: Safety And Mobility Planning For The Future
Wednesday, 3 October 2007, Parliament House, Sydney
The seminar was chaired by Professor Mark Stevenson and attended by 40 people. The seminar was a part of a national program which coincided with, and provided an opportunity to promote informed discussion in relation to, the Roads and Traffic Authority discussion paper on older driver licensing and testing.
- Mr Robin Anderson (ACT Department of Urban Services)—Findings from the Churchill Fellowship international study of issues and strategies for older drivers
- Mr Jeff McDougall (Australian Driver Trainers Association)—Older driver issues from the driver trainers’ perspective
- Shona Blanchette (Clearway)—The local council senior driver program
- Ms Neryla Jolly (School of Applied Vision Sciences, University of Sydney)—Vision change with ageing, and driver performance.
5. Motorcycle Safety: Improving The Odds
Thursday 1 November 2007, George Institute for International Health, Kent Street, Sydney.
A seminar on improving our understanding of motorcycle safety issues through motorcycle crash investigation and data analysis was held on Thursday 1 November 2007. The seminar was timed to coincide with Motorcycle Awareness Week. The seminar was chaired by Mr Guy Stanford, Chairman, Motorcycle Council of NSW and attended by 35 people.
The program included three presentations:
- Liz de Rome (LdeR Consulting)—Trends and patterns: Motorcycle crashes in NSW 2001-2005
- Fred Schnerring (Jamison Foley)—Motorcycle crashes, a forensic perspective
- Jim Ouellet (Motorcycle Accident Analysis, USA)—Myths and misconceptions: Why motorcycles crash
This seminar was reported in the national motorcycle magazine Two Wheels, in a nine page article for riders on how to avoid crashing, which was based on the information presented.
1. Repeat Drink Driving Offenders And Unlicensed Drivers, Friday 10 February 2006
Included an overview of recidivist drink drivers, an overview of unlicensed drivers, a review of potential counter measures, current NSW policing initiatives, what works in the treatment of problems with alcohol, and, the minimum purchasing age for alcohol and traffic crash injury. The seminar was chaired by Professor Mark Stevenson, Chapter Chair.
2. Road Safety: From Local To Global Perspectives, Tuesday 4 April 2006
The keynote speaker was Mr David Ward, of the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society, on global road safety. Other presentations discussed the China seatbelt intervention and working with government to implement change, AusRAP and safer roads, the need for safer road infrastructure, road freight as an overlooked aspect of road use, key performance indicators relating to road safety, ANCAP and Australian vehicle standards, the DROP (Dynamic Roll Over Protection) research program, and a review of currently unexploited injury and crash reduction opportunities. The seminar was chaired by Ian Faulks, representing the STAYSAFE Committee.
3. Parents & Young Drivers – Improving the Odds
Friday 30 June 2006, The George Institute for International Health, Missenden Road, Camperdown. The seminar was chaired by Liz de Rome, LdeR Consulting. It was attended by approximately 70 people.
- The DRIVE research and the role of parents – Dr Rebecca Ivers, Head, Injury Prevention Program & Acting Director, Injury and Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health
- The US experience – Teresa M. Senserrick, PhD, Behavioral Scientist, Trauma Link, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Youth culture and cars – Dr Sarah Redshaw
- Young drivers and parents: making it work – Alison Mortimer & Janet Hogge, Road Safety Officers from Fairfield and Hawkesbury Councils
4. Children and Road Safety: A Seminar for Road Safety Professionals
Friday 1st December 2006, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney, Chaired by Liz de Rome, it was attended by approximately 30 people.
- A general overview of child deaths in NSW and the role of road trauma in contributing to those deaths. Ms Gillian Calvert, NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Convener of the Child Death Review Team
- The risks and injuries for child pedestrians: Beyond statistics, Dr Susan Adams. Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick & Chair of Kidsafe, NSW.
- Keeping kids safe in cars: Using size-appropriate restraints correctly protects children from serious injury, Associate Professor Lynne Bilston, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
- School children and rural buses safety, Mr Duncan McInnes, Executive Officer, NSW Parents Council.
1. Seminar on vehicle and road safety, “road safety … the future: Technology and injury prevention”,
Tuesday 8 March 2005, Parliament House, Sydney
The seminar featured as keynote speaker: Dr Jean-Yves Le Coz, head of road safety policy at Renault, and coincided with the Australian Grand Prix held in Melbourne. French passenger vehicles are the first in the world to feature driver-selected speed limiters as production standard. Presentations included: Renault’s integrated approach to road safety, vehicle technology and injury prevention to improve road safety, the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM), vehicle rollovers and road trauma, and, Vision Zero and designing vehicles to prevent catastrophic road injury and deaths. The seminar was co-chaired by the Hon. John Murray, representing the Australian France Association for Science and Technology, and Ian Faulks, representing the STAYSAFECommittee.
2. Street Furniture: “Branding An Urban Identity”
Thursday 21 April 2005
The keynote presentation on road safety, traffic management and street furniture and design was given by Mr John Jamieson, of Jamieson Foley Pty Ltd. Other presentations on various aspects of urban roads management and street furniture, including street furniture in Paris, City of Sydney street furniture and urban advertising, City of Sydney street furniture and the reshaping of urban identity, the design of street furniture, the role of street furniture in recycling and environmental management, landscape architecture and street furniture, and, street furniture in the City of Melbourne. The seminar was co-chaired by the Hon. John Murray, representing the Australian France Association for Science and Technology, and Ian Faulks, representing the STAYSAFE Committee.
3. Older Driver Licensing
Thursday 5 May 2005
Presentations included: The NSW Office of Ageing, ageing policy, and older drivers, older drivers in New South Wales, older driver licensing issues in New Zealand, issues in vision, ageing and driving, neurological disorders and the older driver, and, the “DRIVE”, Senior Driver Awareness Program. The seminar was chaired by Ian Faulks, representing the STAYSAFE Committee. Following the seminar, a number of attendees also participated in a workshop to examine proposals for changes to the New Zealand driver licensing system concerning older drivers.
4. International Conference On Driver Distraction
Thursday 2 June 2005 and Friday 3 June 2005
This was first major international conference to examine driver distraction. The conference was chaired by Ian Faulks, representing the STAYSAFE Committee. Over 120 delegates heard from more than 25 speakers on a diversity of topics in driver distraction.
5. YOUNG DRIVERS AT RISK
Friday 2 December 2005
Featured presentations on the findings from the Transforming Drivers project, and the development and launch of the ‘Arrive Alive’ website. The seminar was chaired by Professor Mark Stevenson, Chapter Chair.