Focus on Road Safety in the NSW Southern Region

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) – NSW Chapter, is hosting a Southern Region Road Safety Forum on Tuesday 14 November at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus.

The networking forum will include presentations outlining some of the work being done by Illawarra-based road safety professionals.   

Seven out of every ten road deaths in NSW this year have occurred outside of metropolitan Sydney.

“There is a road safety constituency consisting of professionals, industry groups, and community members who share our vision of a road transport network free of death and serious injury,” Mr Michael Timms, ACRS-NSW Co-Chair said.

“Tonight is an opportunity to bring like-minded people together, promote the work of the ACRS, and build a broader, stronger road safety network.”

The event comes at a critical time for road safety, with over 300 lives already lost on NSW roads this year.

“With seven weeks left in the year including the busy Christmas-New Year period, individual road users, employers, agencies, and governments need to sharpen their focus on road safety,” Mr Timms said.

The Wollongong event is the second in an on-going series of regional road safety forums hosted by the ACRS. Further events are being discussed for 2024.

75 lives have been lost on roads in the (Transport for NSW) Southern Region in the first ten months of 2023, which represents a 21% increase on the same period last year.