South Australia

Chapter Representatives:

Chair Associate Professor Jeremy Woolley****
Deputy Chair **** Dr Jamie Mackenzie
Secretary Mr Philip Blake
Treasurer Dr Jeffrey Dutschke





Past Events 


Motorcycle Safety Seminar – held Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nearly 100 people attended a sell-out seminar where three speakers provided informative presentations. Held as an extended lunchtime event, the seminar also provided the new ACRS President Martin Small an opportunity to highlight the benefits of membership.

Although question time was limited is a very full program, the audience members did ask several questions of the speakers and many stayed back afterwards to discuss further.




Thursday 6 December 2018


Where are the opportunities for South Australia

from the Inquiry into the Australian National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020?

A/Professor Jeremy Woolley

Inquiry co-chair / Centre for Automotive Safety Research, University of Adelaide

Over 80 people attended and heard A/Prof Jeremy Woolley talk about the recent report on the Federal Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy. Jeremy highlighted the importance of not blaming crash victims, nor managers of the various aspects of the transport system for the situation where essentially much of the road transport system is not safe for human operation given our natural vulnerabilities, both physical and mental. He made it clear that just making things safer is inadequate if the future problem of 12,000 fatalities over the next decade is to be addressed in a strategically meaningful way. Rather the system needs to be made safe, a subtle but important distinction to just safer. The 12 recommendations from the report were presented and the 2030 and 2050 zero fatalities and serious injury targets were outlined. The strategic opportunities for South Australia were posed as questions such as: what does the journey to zero look like? what likely contributions will be needed from all parts of the system? does your organisation understand its role in harm elimination? can we cease building harmful infrastructure immediately and mainstream the Safe System approach? The audience came from a wide range of backgrounds and the many questions was indicative of the high level of interest shown. Thanks to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure for providing the venue.

A/Professor Jeremy Woolley’s presentation can be found here

Transport Australia society is joining forces with the Australasian College of Road Safety to bring a half day seminar on Road Safety – Engineering Safer Transport.

The seminar aims to explore how we can build, maintain and operate safer road transport infrastructure. How can we engineer crashes out of the system? How do we ensure our vulnerable road users can travel more safely?

To help look at these and other road safety engineering issues, a great line up of speakers has been assembled.

Venue:  Engineers Australia, Level 11, 108 King William Street, Adelaide

Cost:    Free for members (Transport Australia society  / Engineers Australia / ACRS)
Non-members – $30

RSVP:   For further information contact: Eliza Paul or Claire Faulkner, Member Engagement Officers | Email:


Please find more information on the Event Flyer.



The ARRB Driverless Vehicle Initiative: Human Factors Challenges and Opportunities

Michael Reagan, ARRB

17 June 2015


The ARRB Driverless Vehicle Initiative: Human Factors Challenges and Opportunities

Michael Reagan, ARRB

17 June 2015


Cannabis & alcohol in road crashes

Dr Matthew Baldock (CASR)

27 June 2014


Crash coding system (DCA)

Emily Cornes (DPTI), Kate Bogan (DPTI), Ross McColl (MAC)

29 August 2014


Trauma systems and damage control surgery

Dr Rob Atkinson, Dr Peter Bautz

19 December 2014


Review of the National Road Safety Strategy

Professor Mary Lydon (CASR), Dr Jeremy Woolley (CASR)

16 December 2014


Vehicle Technology Update

Matthew Leyson (DPTI), Dr Jamie Mackenzie (CASR)

17 March 2015


Mad March

Craig Kloeden (CASR)S