National Road Safety Research Framework – Preliminary Workshop Report & Draft Framework released (NHMRC & ACRS)

17 April 2013

A preliminary report following the workshop hosted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the College in February 2013 was recently released. Executive Summary On 21 and 22 February 2013, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) hosted a workshop aimed at developing [...]

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ACRS in the media: Belt our kids in on high-speed school buses

5 February 2013

The College recently issued a media release supporting recommendations from the NSW School Bus Safety Advisory Committee  as follows: The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) today called for urgent action to progressively fit seatbelts on new and replacement school buses on country high-speed routes. Although it is well known that seatbelts save lives, they [...]

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Road Safety Management in Australia – A call for more coordinated action. By Lauchlan McIntosh AM (ACRS National President) – updated Jan 2013

7 November 2012

SUMMARY This is a conversation paper on national public policy issues relating to reducing Australia’s deaths and injuries from road crashes. These deaths and injuries are often termed the “road toll’; a toll or price we do not have to pay. The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) accepts a zero vision…no one should be [...]

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A warm welcome to our new Journal Managing Editor, Laurelle Tunks

7 November 2012

The College would like to extend a warm welcome to Laurelle Tunks, our new Journal Managing Editor.  Laurelle is a qualified librarian and comes to us with a wealth of experience in research, indexing and editing publications.  She has managed libraries for CSIRO and other federal agencies, and has developed systems and databases to support [...]

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ACRS congratulates our Patron: Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s term extended until March 2014

24 October 2012

24 Oct 2012 THE Queen has extended Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s term in the role, on the advice of the Australian government. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Ms Bryce’s term had been extended until March 2014. “The governor-general has carried out her duties with distinction,” she said in a statement. “On behalf of the government and [...]

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Transport of children and youth with additional needs (TOCAN) snags prestigious ACRS-3M road safety award

12 August 2012

10 August 2012 A Victorian project, Transport of Children and Youth with Additional Needs (TOCAN), has won the prestigious 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Awards at this year’s Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) national conference. The TOCAN Team won the accolade last night at the ACRS national conference dinner, held at Darling Harbour, Sydney, andattended [...]

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ACRS Patron, the Governor-General, leads support for global road safety

12 August 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huqpacb_gso 9 August 2012 The Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, in an opening address to the Australasian College of Road Safety Conference in Sydney today encouraged delegates to continue to work to reduce road trauma locally and globally. Ms Bryce said it was commendable that road safety expertise in Australia was being [...]

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New release – Rural & Remote Road Safety Fact Sheet

12 April 2012

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UN Secretary General reports on improving global road safety

16 January 2012

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Release of National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020

16 January 2012

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