New South Wales

NSW Chapter Committee


 Chair  David McTiernan
 Vice-Chair  Duncan McRae
 Secretary  TBA
 Treasurer/Membership Coordinator  Liz de Rome
 Seminar Coordinator  Michael Regan
 Web Coordinator  Prasannah Prabhakharan
 Ordinary Committee Members  Robyn Preece
 Gray Knight



The NSW Chapter Committee regularly meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, either face-to-face or via video/teleconference.


Next Event:

Designing Effective Road Safety Advertising Messages: The Dos and the Don’ts

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Last year, in Australia, more than 1100 road users were killed and many more seriously injured.  Risky behaviours, such as speeding, drink driving and distracted driving continue to contribute to road trauma. Advertising is often used in an attempt to persuade road users to adopt safer attitudes and behaviours, and advertising consumes a large portion of annual government expenditure on road safety. But how effective is it in achieving this goal? – and what are the ingredients of effective road safety advertising?

This seminar will bring together three authoritative speakers who will provide complimentary perspectives on the topic – Dr Bella Din-Zarr (Immediate past Vice Chair of the NTSB), Mr Bernard Carlon (TfNSW Centre for Road Safety), and Associate Professor Ioni Lewis (Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland)

Time: 4.00 pm; Registration and Networking, 4:30 – 6.00 pm; Seminar / Q&A
Venue: Barrabuyu Room, Australian Road Research Board (ARRB)
36 – 42 Chippen Street, Chippendale NSW 2008 Australia
Cost: Free
Travel: Close to Central (600 m) and Redfern (700 m) train stations and bus transport options
Parking: Limited timed on-street parking is available
Catering: Afternoon tea will be available
Registration: Please register attendance by Email to: by COB 16 September 2019


Joining by videoconference or phone:
Please note that regional members, or those who are unable to attend in person, may still participate in the Seminar by joining via videoconference using a computer or mobile device. The video conference contact details will be provided on registration


Past Events:

May Seminar

Summary of Details 
Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Venue: Watson Bay Room, Novotel Sydney Central Hotel, 169-179 Thomas Street Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free
Travel: Close to Train and Bus Transport options
Catering: Afternoon Tea will be available
Registration: Email Bianca Albanese at before COB 30 April 2019
Local Government Road Safety Perspectives.
Followed by a panel discussion with guests from ARRB, LG NSW and RSO Ryde City Council.
The Panel will discuss the following:

October Seminar

August Seminar

 The NSW CrashLink Reporting System

Bernard Carlon, Executive Director

Centre for Road Safety at Transport for NSW

NSW is the first Australian State to establish a road crash database that links the details of police-reported crashes to those of hospital admissions, CTP claims and Lifetime Care claims. The combined data provides more comprehensive information about the causes and injury consequences of road crashes in NSW. This unique system allows policymakers and researchers to better understand road safety issues and trends to help with the development of education resources, research and road safety programs and initiatives.

The NSW data linkage in NSW is currently undergoing another enhancement by the inclusion of ambulance data. The result of this is expected to be released by the end of the year.

Bernard Carlon will provide an introductory seminar for road safety practitioners including engineers, police, behavioural scientists, injury prevention and researchers to learn how to access data through the web-based interactive reporting system. The focus will be on local government and how they can use it to identify road safety issues and trends at the local level and how that fits with the State Road Safety Program.

The seminar will provide delegates with an opportunity to access the system on their laptops to explore its possibilities.

Date:                             Wednesday 15th August 2018Time:                              3.00 pm; Registration and Networking

3:30 pm; Seminar / Q&A

Venue:                            Watsons Bay Room, Novotel Sydney Central Hotel

                                        69-179 Thomas Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Seminar Topic:               The NSW CrashLink Reporting System

Cost:                              Free

Travel:                           Close to train and bus transport options (see the map over)

Parking:                         Ticketed parking station located next door ($20 set fee for the seminar)

Catering:                        Afternoon tea will be available

Registration:                  Please register attendance by Email to

by COB 10 August 2018

Joining by videoconference or phone: Please note that regional members or those who are unable to attend in person may participate in the Seminar and Chapter AGM via Videoconference by computer or mobile device. The video conference contact details will be provided on registration






The NSW Chapter Executive Committee invites NSW members and guests of the Australasian College of Road Safety to attend a free Seminar and 2018 Annual General Meeting of the ACRS NSW Chapter.

2018 Annual General Meeting

ACRS NSW Chapter

Members are invited to consider nominating for a position on the NSW Chapter Executive Committee. The Nomination Form is available for download below and should be completed and returned to Bianca Albanese, the ACRS NSW Chapter Secretary, by COB 27 April 2018 (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, up to a maximum of 10 members (total).




The new NSW Road Safety Plan 2021 | Presented by Bernard Carlon

Mr Bernard Carlon
Executive Director
NSW Centre for Road Safety

Bernard Carlon, Executive Director, Centre for Road Safety at Transport for NSW, will present on the new NSW Road Safety Plan 2021, which sets out priority areas to address recent increases in the road toll and to move NSW towards achieving the NSW Government’s State Priority Target to reduce fatalities by 30 per cent by 2021.

Bernard will highlight the priority areas for action, key initiatives including those relating to local government, and discuss the importance to the delivery of the Road Safety Plan 2021 of a strong partnership between NSW Government agencies, local and state road authorities, education providers, business and industry, vehicle manufacturers, community organisations and road safety advocates.



Sydney | 3-5 October 2018 

Now expecting 700+ attendees
Don’t forget, ACRS members receive discounted rates!!

Sydney is the venue for ARSC2018 which has attracted a record number of submissions and is shaping up to be our largest event yet.  We are now anticipating 700+ delegates to join us for the 3-day event at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

The NSW Chapter is heavily involved in bringing you ARSC2018 and looks forward to sharing the latest progress with you.  Don’t forget that ACRS members receive significantly discounted rates to all Australasian Road Safety Conferences – we look forward to you joining us!





1 November 2017


Road infrastructure issues and motorcycle crashes
2:00 – 4:00 pm Wednesday, 1 November 2017 Spring Cove Room, The Novotel, Sydney Central
With live streaming on GoToMeeting (must register to receive link)

James V. Ouellet
Principal, Motorcycle Accident Analysis, California, USA
Motorcycle Accident Investigations Are Different: A Case Study


Chief Inspector Phillip Brooks
NSW Police Force
Traffic and Highway Command Topic: TBA

David MIlling 
Senior Road Safety Engineer
Australian Road Research Board
Elements of Safer Road Infrastructure for Motorcyclists

Road agencies, local government and other road managers are well versed in the issues surrounding road crashes with regard to light vehicle passengers cars.  However, crashes involving motorcycles and powered two-wheelers introduce a whole different dynamic, not only due to the vulnerability of riders but also due to the interaction between a motorcycle and the road infrastructure, as well as the manner in which a rider perceives the road and how other road users perceive motorcycles.

At a time when motorcycle/powered two-wheeler registrations are on the rise, there is a need to ensure that road practitioners – designers, traffic and asset managers – understand how their road infrastructure can influence the safety of riders and their passengers.

This seminar sought to give practitioners a different perspective on road crashes, along with a discussion about the latest approach for providing road infrastructure that manages motorcycle crash risk and reducing the potential for death and serious injury of this road user group.


James V. Ouellet, Principal, Motorcycle Accident Analysis, California, USA

James is a motorcycle research consultant with over forty years’ experience in motorcycle in-depth crash investigation, crash reconstruction, rider injury kinematics and injury causes. He was a lead researcher on the Hurt Study (1981), which has remained the benchmark for the internationally agreed methodology for in-depth motorcycle crash research (456 citations). His publications include over 40 papers on aspects of motorcycle crash injury causes, protection strategies and research methods. Most recently James conducted accident reconstruction and quality control review on a just-completed study of 350 motorcycle crashes in Southern California funded by the US Department of Transportation. James is visiting Australia as a guest of Deakin University.

Chief Inspector, Phil Brooks, NSW Police Force, Traffic and Highway Command

Chief Inspector Brooks is the Manager Stakeholder Relations for the NSW Police Force who regularly meets with community organisations and rider groups to discuss road safety issues and action from an NSW Police Force perspective.

David Milling, Senior Road Safety Engineer, Australian Road Research Board

David is a senior road safety auditor with a background in road design, road construction and road maintenance. He has played key roles in state-wide traffic management at road works site reviews, international iRAP assessments and training workshops, national AusRAP and state-wide NetRISK assessments, having contributed to the development of the methodology for a citywide NetRISK road safety audit and risk management based treatment project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
David’s current primary roles are as the statewide program manager for strategic PBS geometric route assessments and manage various network-wide road safety audit programs for TMR regions. He is also the lead author for the Research Report Infrastructure Improvements to Reduce Motorcycle Casualties (AP-R515-16), published by Austroads.

Please download the Event Flyer for further information.



31 October 2016:

Smartphone-Based Teen Driver Support System:
Results from a 300 teen driver field operational test

Joint Free Seminar 


Professor Max Donath
University of Minnesota

The University of New South Wales
Kensington Campus


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 behaviours—and reports the behaviours 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 behaviours 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; 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 situational awareness to the driver and pedestrian, and (c) reducing age-related risky driving behaviour. Donath received a B. Eng. from McGill University and went on to earn S.M. and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the University of Minnesota in 1978.

Find more information on the Event Flyer.



11 August 2016

Joint Free Seminar

Identifying Serious Injuries due to Road Crashes

International Keynote:

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.

Find more information on the Event Flyer.



Joint Free Seminar

Human Factors and Advanced Vehicle Technologies:
Driver Attention and Interactions with Higher Levels of Automation

International Keynote:

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 centred on understanding and improving human behaviour and performance in multi-task and complex situations, using a wide range of analytical techniques. In particular, her research focuses on operator attention in multitasking 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 honours 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.

Download the Event Flyer and Professor Donmez’s Presentation here.



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.


Keynote Speakers:
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 the novice driver education and licensing in Europe in comparison to other countries.


Opening Address:
Mr Greg Aplin, Member for Albany, Chair Stay safe, Parliament of NSW


Australian Context:
A/Prof Teresa Senserrick, TARS Research, UNSW


US Keynote:
Dr Bruce Simons-Morton, National Institutes of Health,
and Adjunct Professor at UNSW

Europe Keynote:
Dr Willem Vlakveld, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands


Please read the Event Flyer for more information.


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: 3:30 pm Registration and Networking

                                                  4:00pm               Seminar / Q&A

                                                  5:00 pm NSW Chapter AGM

                                                  5:30 pm Networking

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

Cost:                                        Free

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 before 10 am 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 10 am 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.


Further information:



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.


Read more on the Event Flyer & Program. RSVP is essential.



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.

A 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.




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.

2.         Novice drivers: Influencing the outcomes.

Friday 10th October. The George Institute for International Health

The seminar was chaired by Associate Professor Rebecca Ivers.

Speakers include:

3.         Risk Indulgence: Youth Risk Attitudes

Thursday 27th November 2008, Macquarie University, North Ryde

4.         A high-level review of road safety management: Sweden – as a 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 a 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 background 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.


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.


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 from 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.


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:

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 countermeasures, 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 the 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.

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.



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 a 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 the 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.



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.