WA National Road Safety Week Event

Don Aitken Centre
, East Perth

Save your seat on the bus for the WA Chapter of the ACRS/Transport Australia Society (TAs) National Road Safety Week event!


Save your seat and get on the bus for the WA Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) and the Transport Australia society (TAs) National Road Safety Week event!

Presentations and a technical tour have been organised as a part of National Road Safety Week 2023. We will have a lunch and learn session, 12pm – 1:30pm (speaker 1 & 2), then tour specific sites and will finish with a follow-up presentation (speaker 3) while we recharge with afternoon tea. Lots of opportunities for questions, answers, and discussion.

Date: Monday 15th May 2023
Timeline: 11:45am arrival, registration and grab some of the lunch provided for presentations to start 12 sharp followed by the tour and afternoon tea. All done by 4:30pm
Start and finish location: Don Aitken Centre, East Perth
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wa-chapter-national-road-safety-week-event-tickets-598143000817
More information will be provided upon your arrival on the day.

Please note: this event is open to ACRS and TAs Members only.

Don’t worry, this is not a picture of the actual bus. Our bus will have seatbelts!
This is a picture from the Queensland State Archives of a Brisbane City Council bus.

This 1953 campaign was to “save a life on the Queens Highway” (a visit by the Queen was imminent). Associated were statements made by the chairman of the Australian Road Safety Council who “made an impassioned plea to all Australians to show their appreciation and enjoy life in a practical way by safer and more courteous behaviour on the roads.” The following extract from media of the day sounds all too familiar:

“… we could make her [the Queen] no better gift than the lives of at least 365 Australians who otherwise would be sacrificed in the senseless carnage of the roads… road accidents, like humanity’s other great problems, could not be solved immediately. But it is possible to make significant reductions year by year, until the road toll ceases to be the terrible social scourge it is today.”

Our Sponsor – Transport Australia Society

Transport Australia society (TAs) is one of Engineers Australia’s technical societies and is open to all people with an interest in transportation across Australia. TAs provides leadership, professional development and networking opportunities for transport professionals in Australia. We also provide expert input to government on transport policy, reform and infrastructure investment.

TAs focuses on key transport decisions affecting the well-being, productivity and sustainability of our cities and regions. We offer leadership in the transport sector through:

  • public comment and education
  • professional development
  • policy development
  • improving industry practice, and
  • celebrating achievements.

The focus of our activity is to improve public debate on strategic transport issues, ensuring transport professionals are at the table when Governments make decisions regarding transport policy, reform and infrastructure investment.