Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 8-14 May 2017 – Speed up the solutions

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

VicRoads announce Community Road Safety Grants program round for 2017/18

VicRoads is pleased to announce VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants program round for 2017/18  – open until 4pm March 15 2016.  https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-programs/vicroads-community-road-safety-grants-program/apply-for-funding Standard Program Grants Standard programs are initiatives that are delivered year in and out. The attached guidelines list most standard programs and any specific information in regards to them. Should a program that … Continued

Helping children with special needs to travel safely

Appropriate use of a child restraint significantly reduces the risk of injury to a child in the event of a car crash. However, some parents and carers of children with a disability can find it challenging to obtain a restraint that meets their child’s special needs. The Transportation of Children with Additional Needs (TOCAN) partnership … Continued

Shocking Snapchat campaign targets stoned drivers

A New Zealand Transport Agency campaign has utilised the social media microplatform Snapchat to get its message across about the dangers of driving when under the influence of marijuana.

The Tinnyvision campaign unfolds over a series of 10 second Snapchat videos that show a group of mates filming themselves getting stoned. The viewers begin to become invested in the story, which makes the final snap, where they go for a drive and hit a pedestrian, even more shocking.

Intelligent transport systems coming to Melbourne

Check out this YouTube video of ITA Australia’s 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, which is to be held in Melbourne from 10 – 14 October 2016.

Australia is at the forefront of development and deployment of ITS technologies in many fields. Our population is clustered in big cities with large urban areas where ITS technology such as managed motorways and free flow tolling are being leveraged to maintain the mobility of our growing cities.

Long transport distances across our vast country encourage innovation and adoption of technology across our heavy vehicle fleet to enhance safety and efficiency. Australia has a strong and innovative mining sector that has embraced ITS technology such as driverless trains and driverless vehicles to improve efficiency and safety in tough economic conditions.

Older driver program Years Ahead

The RACV has encouraged organisations such as local government who are working with older drivers to make use of their Years Ahead program, which is offered free of charge to groups of seniors across the state.

Melinda Spiteri, Manager of Road User Behaviour at RACV, says the Years Ahead program has been helping older drivers reduce their risks on the roads since 1997.

Feedback sought on child restraint website

The Transportation of Children with Additional Needs (TOCAN) partnership is seeking feedback on a new website offering support for occupational therapists and parents of children who are unable to use mainstream car restraints.