A special conference is taking place next week, the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference is to be hosted in Brisbane from August 28 to 30, 2013. Our Western Pacific CORE Group Member - Mr Joel Tucker will attending the conferencing and representing YOURS in a dedicated workshop on engaging young people in road safety education.
This conference is the premier annual road safety conference in Australasia, as it brings together leading researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from Australasia and overseas to share knowledge about best practice in road safety.
The theme of the 2013 conference is “vision, action, results”. The National Road Safety Strategy outlines an ambitious vision for road safety, and the conference will focus on the actions required to achieve these results, including presentations on the results of the latest evaluations and strategies that have contributed to reduced road trauma. There will be a focus on the evidence we currently have available, and how everyone with an interest in road safety can work together to achieve the targeted reduction in serious casualties.
The conference program will cover all areas of road safety, with the program to reflect the Safe Systems approach adopted in the National Road Safety Strategy. The conference will include sessions on safe roads and roadsides, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road users, and a variety of other sessions that showcase the broad scope of work being conducted in the road safety field.
The conference theme will be explored in the keynote and concurrent presentation sessions, and more interactive sessions designed to generate outcome focussed debate about the way forward for road safety.
YOURS CORE Group Representative for the Western Pacific Region - Mr Joel Tucker will attend the conference and run a workshop on educating young people in road safety.