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ARSC2018 - Call for Abstracts
 

NOW OPEN - ONLY 4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT!


(Abstracts close 16 Feb 2018)
 
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ARSC2018 - WELCOME TO ALL!
Join us to share your knowledge & expedite road trauma reduction
Largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere!
 
After the exceptional success of the inaugural 2015, 2016 & 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conferences, which welcomed between 600 and 700 road safety experts to each event, the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2018) is shaping up to continue the momentum by bringing the event to the beautiful city of Sydney, New South Wales.  For background, read the ARSC2017 Post-event Summary and view the ARSC2017 Image Gallery here.

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) & Austroads, and our co-Chair organisations ARRB and Transport & Road Safety Research (TARS) at UNSW invite you to attend the largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere.  ARSC2018 will be held in Sydney on the banks of vibrant Darling Harbour at the beautifully refurbished Sydney International Convention Centre complex, from Wednesday to Friday 3-5 October 2018.

With a theme of “Towards Zero: Making it Happen!”, ARSC2018 will showcase the regions’ outstanding researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry spanning the plethora of road safety issues identified in the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety:
  • Road Safety Management;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Safe Vehicles;
  • User Behaviour, and
  • Post-Crash Care.
ARSC2018 brings with it a special focus on engaging all levels of government and community, from the city to the bush, to move Towards Zero.  The comprehensive 3-day scientific program will showcase the latest:
  • Research;
  • Education;
  • Policing programs;
  • Policies and management strategies;
  • Technological developments in the field;
  • National and international keynote speakers;
  • Oral and poster presentations;
  • Expansive stakeholder exhibition; and
  • Workshops and interactive symposia.
ARSC2018 is expected to attract between 600-800 delegates including researchers, policing and enforcement agencies, practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives, educators, and students working in the fields of behavioural science, education and training, emergency services, engineering and technology, health and rehabilitation, policing, justice and law enforcement, local, state and federal government, traffic management, and vehicle safety.

Our diverse and inclusive ARSC2018 Committees ensure a rigorous system is in place to continue our mission to bring you the best of the best papers and presenters - across all disciplines and organisations.  Check out our ARSC2018 Committees here - plus updates coming shortly!

Please join us in Sydney in October 2018 to help us all to maintain this positivity and momentum – there is so much more that all of us are capable of, especially when we are working in a collaborative and supportive environment such as the one that was evident last month at ARSC2017. 

 
 We look forward to seeing you in Sydney!  

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CONFERENCE THEME & STREAMS
Conference Theme & Streams

With a theme of 
“TOWARDS ZERO-MAKING IT HAPPEN!”, the Conference takes us across the road safety spectrum, from cities to our regional and remote areas. ARSC2018 will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of road and transport safety including research, policing and enforcement, education, teaching, practice and policy - to name a few.

The Australasian College of Road Safety, Austroads, ARRB & Transport & Road Safety Research at UNSW are requesting Extended Abstract Submissions and Symposium Proposal Submissions of new and innovative developments in road safety - for Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and Symposium Proposals, under the following broad topic areas:

  • Road Safety Management: includes Practice, Policy, Enforcement, Capacity Building, Safe Mobility, Work Related Road Safety Management, Safe System Approach, Insurance, Legislation and Law, advent and implications of new technologies (e.g. autonomous/driverless vehicles) and impacts on the wide umbrella of road safety management/policies, potentially moving towards a complex system approach, how to deal with the complexities of collecting reliable and uniform serious injury data, how we can connect better with international communities and approaches to encourage best road safety outcomes globally, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment, etc
     
  • Road Infrastructure (Safer Roads): includes Road Safety Barriers, Safer Roadsides, Safety Audits, Road Assessment Programs e.g. AusRAP, KiwiRAP, iRAP, integration and best practice implementation of new technologies, intelligent road infrastructure, smart roads, self-explaining roads, learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc;
     
  • Safer Vehicles: includes Crashworthiness, Seat Belt Technology, ITS technology, Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA), Interlocks (alcohol and seat belts), Crash Avoidance, Autonomous Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles, New Car Assessment Programs, Design Rules, Vulnerable Road User Protection Technology (helmets, body armour, airbags, etc), Conspicuity, how car manufacturers/consumers are responding to the increasing call for safer vehicles, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc;
     
  • Road User Behaviour: includes Speed, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Distraction, Human Error, Fatigue, Pedestrian, Cyclist and Motorcyclist Safety, Young and Older Drivers, Community, Education and Training, integration of new technologies, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc;
     
  • Post-Crash Care, Data and Crash Analysis: rescue, EMS and rehabilitation, data collection and research methods, forensic crash investigation, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc.

Authors are welcome to consider all topics that have been covered in previous years' conferences when submitting their Extended Abstract, but should not feel restricted to these areas: Previous Topic Areas.


Submission Types/Process:

The submission types for the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference, regardless of whether the submission is a research or practitioner paper, comprise of:

  1. Extended Abstract – Oral Presentation, or
  2. Extended Abstract – Poster, or
  3. Full Paper peer reviewed – Oral Presentation, or
  4. Full Paper peer reviewed – Poster, or
  5. Symposium Proposals – Oral Presentation

Extended Abstracts: All presenters (except Symposium Proposals) must initially submit an Extended Abstract which will undergo peer-review.   Individual authors listed within the Symposium Proposal are encouraged to submit an Extended Abstract.

Selected Authors of accepted Extended Abstracts will be provided an opportunity to expand their Extended Abstract to a Full Paper.  Extended Abstracts will consist of an abstract (100 word limit) and main body text (500 word limit and if needed, one table and/or one figure and/or references (no more than 10 references)).  Download the Extended Abstract Template (Word2010) to be uploaded during the online submission process via Editorial Manager.

Symposium Proposals: Symposium Proposals (up to 1-page in length) must be submitted directly to ARSCSubs@acrs.org.au (download the Symposium Proposal Template (Word2010)).

Author Instructions and Document Templates are available on the ACRS Website.

Please visit the

ARSC2018 Conference Website

and

ARSC2018 Awards Website

for further information.

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SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATES
JUST FOR YOU!

Accommodation

The 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference has confirmed Special Rates in selected hotels especially for Conference delegates. The hotels have been selected for their proximity to the Conference venue and you are encouraged to secure your accommodation through the Online Registration process to ensure that you receive these Special Rates.  Please note:

  • Rooms are limited and are on a first come first served basis.
  • Special Rates are only available for 30 September – 5 October 2018 inclusive. Nights outside these dates may be requested but may not be available at the Special Rate.
  • Special Rates are for room only – Breakfast is not included (unless specified).
  • Accommodation can be booked via the online registration process or by contacting Brittany Crawford on 03 9863 7608 or arsc@encanta.com.au.

 

HOTELS 
(in order of proximity to the ARSC2018 venue)

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

(1 minute walk from ICC)

Enjoy a fabulous stay in the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct, facing the city’s centre. Step into a world of sophistication blending French Art de Vivre and local culture. Enjoy a breathtaking view on the Harbour and skyline, laze the day away by our infinity pool or indulge yourself at the Champagne Bar. Make your stay magnifique in Sydney.

Rate:

  • Superior Room – $439
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 60 day – 30 days, will be required to pay 1 nights’ accommodation. Any cancellation within 30 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Park Royal Darling Harbour Sydney

(9 minutes walk from ICC)

With a contemporary interior and state-of-the-art facilities, Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney welcomes you with authentic Australian hospitality in the heart of the city.  Whether you’re travelling with family or here on business, our Parkroyal people will have you feeling like a local in no time, so you can soak up the very best this vibrant city has to offer.  Conveniently located at the heart of the action, Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney offers views of the Darling Harbour precinct and city from the edge of the Central Business District.

Just a short walk from Chinatown, Darling Park, Pitt Street Mall and King Street Wharf, our hotel puts you in the thick of trendy al fresco cafes, fine-dining restaurants, exciting nightlife and world-class shopping.

Rate:

  • Superior Room – $365
  • Deluxe Darling Harbour Outlook – $415
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 30 days, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall

(10 minutes walk to ICC)

Centrally located in the Sydney CBD, adjacent to Town Hall Station, the hotel is within walking distance to the QVB and central shopping mall, Darling Harbour and Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC). Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall offers you the quintessential Sydney experience. Capture the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House from their best angle in Circular Quay, get lost in the beauty of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, eat your way through Chinatown and indulge in world-class shopping along Pitt Street Mall.

Rate:

  • Standard Studio – $245
  • One Bedroom Apartment – $279
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour

(11 minutes walk to ICC)

Located on King Street Wharf alongside Darling Harbour, Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour offers a quintessential Sydney experience. Darling Harbour entices with its many bars, restaurants and family friendly attractions including Madame Tussauds, Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The CBD and exciting new precinct of Barangaroo are both within easy walking distance, ensuring you’re never short of things to do and discover.

Rate:

  • Premier Grand Studio
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Oaks Darling Goldsborough

(11 minutes walk to ICC)

Our wide selection of well-appointed studios and spacious one and two bedroom apartments, feature full kitchen facilities with microwaves and dishwashers, internet access and air-conditioning. A selection of apartments also offer breathtaking views over Darling Harbour and the city’s stunning skyline – a splendid sight to wake up to.

Rate:

  • Studio Apartment – $331
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 30 day – 14 days, will be required to pay 1 nights’ accommodation. Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Rydges World Square

(14 minutes walk to ICC)

Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square Sydney and enjoy our convenient location in the Central Business District. Our world-class Sydney accommodation and services raise the standard of hospitality while providing easy access to the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and the city’s financial precinct. The Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney Airport (SYD). Premier shopping and dining options abound for leisure and business travellers alike. We are now offering free WI-FI in all our guest rooms, bar, restaurant and public areas.

Rate:

  • Deluxe King – $309
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Ibis Sydney World Square

(14 minutes walk to ICC)

Matching contemporary urban style and energy with warm, welcoming service and a casual spirit, the ibis Sydney World Square Hotel is one of the top places to stay in Sydney CBD. With an unbeatable central city location, on historic Pitt Street near the Capitol Theatre, SMC Conference Centre and Australian Technology Park, our 166-room hotel offers well-appointed accommodation at an exceptional price that meets any budget. From here, guests enjoy a short stroll to Sydney attractions like the historic Queen Victoria Building, Chinatown, Hyde Park and Darling Harbour.

Rate:

  • Standard Room – $300
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 30 day – 14 days, will be required to pay 1 nights’ accommodation. Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney

(15 minutes walk to ICC)

Sydney lies on your doorstep at this excellent value, completely refurbished CBD hideaway with your own private balcony in leafy surrounds. If you’re looking for Hotel accommodation near Darling Harbour without the noise and the Darling Harbour prices then Metro Aspire Hotel is the Hotel for you.

Rate:

  • Premium Room – $249
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central

(16 minutes walk from ICC)

If you like being in the thick of the action, this is the hotel for you.  You’ll wake up in the heart of Australia’s most famous city, surrounded by world-famous shops, restaurants, and bars – and directly opposite the Capitol Theatre. Spend the day looking for bargains at the biggest stores, then in the evening soak up the sights and sounds of Sydney’s vibrant nightlife.

Getting around is easy. Whether you want to get around Sydney or explore New South Wales, it’s just a five-minute walk to Central Station, and an array of train and bus services.

Rate:

  • Standard Room – $245
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 30 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Mercure Sydney

(18 minutes walk to ICC)

With stylish, modern accommodation, personalised services and a convenient location, Mercure Sydney is among the leading hotels for business and holiday travel in bustling Sydney CBD.  Our hotel offers a comfortable stay with the best of Sydney and its CBD just moments away, including Sydney’s famous attractions and entertainment and shopping precincts.

Rate:

  • Standard Room – $330
  • Payment Policy – 100% of all accommodation costs must be paid upon booking.
  • Cancellation Policy – Any cancellation within 30 day – 14 days, will be required to pay 1 nights’ accommodation. Any cancellation within 14 days of arrival, including no shows, will require a payment of 100% of the total accommodation booking.

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Lower Budget Options

If you would prefer to spend less on accommodation and you are happy to travel to get to the ICC by rail, bus or cab, here are some budget options for you to consider:

The Ultimo

  • 37 Ultimo Rd, Sydney
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Paddy’s Market
  • Total Travel Time: 7 minutes

The Great Southern Hotel

  • 717 George St, Sydney
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Capital Square
  • Total Travel Time: 8 minutes

Liv Apartments

  • 93 – 105 Quay Street, Haymarket
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Paddy’s Market
  • Total Travel Time: 8 minutes

Dunkirk Hotel B&B

  • 205 Harris St, Pyrmont
  • Total Travel Time: 8 minutes

Broadway Serviced Apartments

  • 16 – 18 Ultimo Rd, Sydney
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Paddy’s Market
  • Total Travel Time: 9 minutes

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central

  • Cnr. George and Quay Streets, Railway Square
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Paddy’s Market
  • Total Travel Time: 9 minutes

Valentine On George

  • 21 Valentine Street, Sydney
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Paddy’s Market
  • Total Travel Time: 9 minutes

Big Hostel

  • 212 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Capital Square
  • Total Travel Time: 10 minutes

Home Backpackers

  • 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney
  • Closest Light Rail Station: Capital Square
  • Total Travel Time: 10 minutes

 

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
SHOWCASE YOUR SUPPORT FOR ROAD TRAUMA REDUCTIONS!

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

OPPORTUNITIES

For maximum brand positioning, exposure and interactive networking opportunities, we are delighted to offer numerous sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities to ensure organisations can showcase their expertise and commitment to road trauma reductions at this premier Australasian event.

This event is expected to attract 600-800 delegates, and will be attended by a highly sought after audience of industry specialists and key stakeholders and project funders.
 

Sponsorship Brochure!

Download here!

 

A diverse and comprehensive road safety exhibition will run concurrently with the conference. The exhibition has been sold out at previous conferences and we expect will do the same for ARSC2018.  ARSC2018 will provide delegates and exhibitors with excellent opportunities to network in a favourable environment that provides a central meeting place for all participants.


Delegate profiles - Based on ARSC experiences
 





 

A wide variety of opportunities exist for interested organisations to sponsor the inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference.
 

To find out more please contact:

Michelle Bye
Encanta Event Management
Email: arsc@encanta.com.au

OR


Kim Day
ARSC Sponsorship
Email:
faa@acrs.org.au

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A PLETHORA OF AWARDS
Rewarding our road safety champions!

***Rewarding our road safety champions!***


ARSC2018 offers a multitude of reasons to attend as we celebrate our road safety champions with the following awards:
 

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Win a TRIP to USA with the
2018 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award


or

Be awarded the prestigious
2018 ACRS Fellowship
in front of hundreds of your peers


or

Share in $7,000 in ARSC2018 Conference Scientific Awards

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We look forward to your participation!

 



Thank you to the Transurban for sponsoring the following 6 Conference Scientific Awards:
 

1.  Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper

$1000 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author of the researcher paper presented at the conference which is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Scientific/technical merit of the work
  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality of approach

 

2.  Road Safety Practitioners Award

$1,000 prize plus certificate 

This prize is awarded to the paper that reflects a road safety issue, completed road safety program or campaign that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery/design
  • Demonstrated links between the need for the program/campaign/work and its results

(Note: A practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher)

 

3.  Best Paper by a New Researcher Award

$1,000 prize plus certificate 

Awarded to the first author and presenter of the research paper by a new researcher which is ranked best against the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • Scientific/technical merit of the work
  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Originality of approach

 

4.  Road Safety Poster Award

$500 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to recognise the poster that reflects a completed road safety program, campaign or research project that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery
  • Demonstrated links between the need for the program, campaign or research project and its results

 

5.  Conference Theme Award

$500 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author of the paper that best fits the conference theme.  All conference papers are eligible for this award.

 

6.  Best Paper by a New Practitioner Award

$1000 plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author and presenter of the practitioner paper by a new practitioner which is ranked best against the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • scientific/technical merit of the work
  • potential contribution to road safety
  • clarity of presentation
  • originality of approach

For the purposes of the award, a new researcher is defined as one who:

  • has not previously presented a paper at a conference in this series
  • has not attended more than one previous conference in this series
  • has been involved in road safety research for less than five years

(Note: A practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher)

 

7.  Best Paper with Implications for Improving Workplace Road Safety (to be confirmed)

$1000 plus certificate
Paper to be converted to an NRSPP Thought Leadership Piece & Webinar

This prize is awarded to the first author and presenter of the best paper with implications for improving workplace road safety. The paper will be converted to an NRSPP Thought Leadership Piece which will feature on the NRSPP Website and be supported by a webinar (see an example here).

 

8.  Policing Practitioner’s Paper Award (to be confirmed)

$1000 plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the paper that reflects a road safety policing issue, completed enforcement program, or campaign that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery/design
  • Clearly demonstrated evidence base links between the need for the policing/enforcement program/campaign/work and resulting reduction in road trauma

(Note: A Policing Practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher involved in policing and/or enforcement)

 

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WELCOME VIDEO FROM OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR
- THE NSW GOVERNMENT -
THANK YOU TO OUR EARLY SUPPORTERS!

We are delighted to announce our early supporters:


Recently confirmed conference partners include:
 

Platinum Sponsor - NSW Government - Transport for NSW; Dinner Sponsor & Scientific Awards Sponsor - Transurban; Exhibitors: SydneyDPS, MetroCount, Centre for Automotive Research & Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q)Supporters: Transport & Road Safety Research at UNSW, Highway Engineering Australia, Safety Journal3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award Partners 3M & ACRS; Founding Partners - Austroads & ACRS.

Thank you to all of our conference partners who are getting in early to showcase their generous support!
 

 

Thank you to every organisation who has taken up early partnerships with the conference this year - without you the conference would not be shaping up to be such a successful event, able to save more lives and injuries on our roads:



We look forward to working with you to

expedite road trauma reductions!

 
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CONFERENCE CONTACTS
 
Conference Abstract / Symposium Submissions:
ARSC Submission Managers
Phone: 02 9385 4479
Email: 
ARSCsubs@acrs.org.au
 
Conference Managers:
Ms Lexie Duncan - Encanta
Phone: 03 9863 7606
Email:
 arsc@encanta.com.au

Conference Website:
AustralasianRoadSafetyConference.com.au

Awards Website:
TheAustralasianRoadSafetyAwards.com.au

Australasian College of Road Safety Website:
acrs.org.au
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