Chapter Representatives

Vice ChairpersonKathryn
Secretary / TreasurerWendy
Comms & Social MediaElle
Committee MembersKenn Beer, Samantha Buckis, Stephanie Davy, Ashim Debnath, Kelly Imberger, Chris Harrison, Shaun Lennard, Sharon Newman, Blair Turner






Upcoming events: 


Science and Road Safety Forum – 6 June 2019







In 2017, two Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards proudly went to Australia.
One was awarded to The Australasian Road Safety College (ACRS) for Road Safety Advocacy, while the other was
jointly awarded to VicRoads and Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd for their joint programme, “Making Roads Motorcycle-

In celebration of this, participants have been given the opportunity to listen and participate in a Q&A with guest
speaker Johan Strandroth, the overseer of the development of Victoria’s next Road Safety Strategy. Followed by a
panel session with industry leaders in Science and Road Safety, containing valuable insights into the development of
Safer Roads and future Road Safety Strategy.

Meet and exchange ideas with others seeking to create better roads for our communities, gain valuable industry
insights and improve your knowledge on current and future Road Safety Strategy. Ensure you attend, and be part of
the change.

Guest Speaker 

Johan Strandroth – Road Safety Vision Zero: The Science and the Technology

Johan Strandroth is a civil engineer from Sweden with a Master and PhD in Machine and Vehicle Safety Systems. Before moving to Victoria, he worked as a senior road safety adviser and researcher with the Swedish Transport Administration. Methodologies developed in his research make up the foundation of the analytical framework and target management system for Sweden’s road safety strategy.

In Victoria, Johan has been the Safe System Lead-in VicRoads and TAC’s Safe System Road Infrastructure Program and holds the position of Project Director at the Department of Transport, overseeing the development of
Victoria’s next Road Safety Strategy.


The Royal Society of Victoria

8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000


3:30 – Afternoon Tea

4:00 – Welcome by RSV Representative

4:05 – Welcome by VicRoads Representative

4:10 – Welcome by ACRS Representative

4:20 – Keynote talk by Johan Strandroth – Road Safety Vision Zero: The Science and the Technology

5:05 – Panel Session and facilitated forum

Facilitator: Kenn Beer

Panellists: Johan Strandroth, Marilyn Johnson, Dave Shelton, Max Lay and Samantha Cockfield

6:00 – Cocktail Party

Cost (Per Person, GST Inclusive)

Registration Fee $50

(Includes afternoon tea and cocktail party)

Complimentary attendance for ACRS Members & Prince Michael Award Certificate Holders (Registration Essential)

More information here.






ACRS Victoria Chapter Seminar

What’s new in Road Safety and What are the next steps for Victoria?

Tuesday 27th November 2018

City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens

Dudley Street, West Melbourne


2:00 – 4:00pm Seminar

4:00 – 5:00pm Chapter Meeting (All ACRS Members Welcome)

Find out more here


ACRS Drink and Drug-Driving Seminar

Exploring Road Safety Together


Tuesday 14 August 2018

2:00pm – 5:00pm

City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Flagstaff Gardens (Dudley Street)
West Melbourne

Light afternoon tea provided


Free for ACRS members
$30 non-members
Register Now
Victoria Police drink and drug-driving testing regimeMichael Larcart
Acting Senior Sergeant, Victoria Police
Michael has been with Victoria Police for 18 years. He initially established a good grounding in general duties  policing in both metropolitan and country Victori and for the past 11 years has been attached to Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section (RPDAS). In more recent times Michael has been active in the training an research area of RPDAS responsible for the organisational training of police officers dealing with impaired drivers. His talk today is around the operational application and effectiveness of the Roadside Drink and Drug Testing Program by Victoria Police.
Crash risks and prevalence of drug-drivingMichael Fitzharris
Associate Professor Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
Michael leads the Regulation and In-depth Crash Investigation team at MUARC and works with the Injury Outcomes Research Unit. Michael has a particular interest in understanding factors associated with crashes occurring and how data can drive road safety policy. His recent research has focused on the serious injury crashes through the TAC funded Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS) and a multi-year Illicit Drugs and Driving study, funded through MUARC’s Baseline program. Michael has previously lived and worked in Southern Africa for a number of years and he has extensive international road safety experience. Michael will represent a research update on crash risks associated with illicit drug-driving and will discuss new policy moves from overseas.
Victorian Government new drink and drug-driving regimeSharon Wishart
Senior Policy Officer, VicRoads

Sharon is a Senior Policy Officer with VicRoads. Sharon has been the Project Manager for the recently introduced drink and drug-driving law reforms, including development of the new drink and drug-driver behaviour change program and movement of program management to VicRoads. Sharon majored in Sociology and has extensive experience in road safety, behaviour change programs for mandated clients, community road safety programs and stakeholder engagement.
Preventing drink-driving fatalities through technology Helen Reddan – Project Manager, Road Safety, Policy and Technical, TAC  
Helen has worked for nearly twenty years in Drug and Alcohol, including case management, education and policy across numerous tertiary, non-Government and Government organisations. Since beginning at the TAC in early 2017, Helen has developed a particular interest in interventions that aim to reduce the number of alcohol impaired drivers on Victorian roads. Helen is currently working on two major technical projects that have the potential to interrupt incidences of drink-driving. Helen will present on these two technologies and provide an update on Victorian trials.
Our mailing address is:

ACRS Victoria Chapter

PO Box 229

Gisborne  VIC  3438





Please download the Event Flyer for further information.