LGN Open Mic Session August 2023


LGN members are invited to this open mic session where members can submit questions to be answered by other LGN members.


LGN members are invited to the second open mic session via Zoom on Wednesday 9 August at 2pm AEST. This will be an ‘ask the brainstrust’ meeting, where members can submit a question which will be answered by other network members. It’s networking at its best – members sharing their knowledge and experience to help colleagues with their road safety issues. Members are encouraged to submit their question when they register. Pre-registered questions will be answered first. So, if you have an issue and you’d like some help, register for the meeting and submit a question. All LGN members are encouraged to come along and share their tips, tricks, challenges, resources etc.

Ground Rules for how the session will work…

1. REMEMBER: People may have different opinions and experiences than you – so please be respectful.

2. We will work through the questions that were pre-registered first, in the order that they were received. So, remember to submit your question when you register to attend the meeting if you really want it answered.

3. If time permits, we will take questions from the floor.

4. If you’d like to answer a question, you can either raise your hand (electronically) or use the chat. If you use the chat, the facilitator may call on you to speak live. You will have 2 minutes to speak.

5. Questions should be related to road safety in the local government setting. Some example questions include;

  • Has any local government developed a Rural Bus Stop Policy?  Do you have any advice on where to start, things to be mindful of or even a document you’d be willing to share?
  • Has any local government evaluated the effectiveness or have experience of installing Courtesy Speed Display Signs on their road network?
    • Do they work in reducing travel speeds, in all/specific situations?
    • What are the implementation learnings/what would you do differently?
    • Was this complemented with other activities, such as awareness raising activities?
  • Other than the number of crashes, what metrics are local governments using to evaluate road safety success? 
  • Does any local government have a formal process/way for dealing with community road safety concerns which are lower on our overall priority list or isn’t an identified road safety priority in that it won’t reduce crashes?

6. For questions for the floor… if there is no clear or relevant question, this will be noted as a comment, and we will move onto the next question.