- 600 delegates in Perth for biggest road safety conference in the southern hemisphere
- Speakers will address this year's theme, Expanding our Horizons
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has welcomed experts from around the world to the biggest road safety conference in the southern hemisphere.
The 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference is being held at Perth's Crown complex from October 10-12.
Over three days, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region will examine:
- Road safety management;
- Safe vehicles;
- User behaviour; and
- Post-crash care.
Former US National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Dr Mark Rosekind, who now heads safety innovation at autonomous vehicle start-up Zoox Inc., will also address delegates.
The 2017 conference is presented in partnership by the Australasian College of Road Safety, Austroads, ARRB and Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre.
Comments attributed to Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:
"I am pleased to welcome interstate and international road safety experts to Perth for what promises to be a creative discussion on road safety.
"This conference is about saving lives and over the next few days as we look at innovative safety improvements that will make our roads safer, we must never forget that behind every statistic is a life and a story such as a family who has lost a loved one, or a road crash survivor whose life will never be the same.
"Our Government is focused on saving lives on our roads, and will do all it can to make our roads safer, but we also need the collective efforts of the community to play their part to help reduce road trauma."
Minister's office - 6552 6900