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******* July News Flash! *******

Draft Conference Program Released

A note from the ARSC2015 Conference Organising Committee:

The ARSC2015 Organising Committee is delighted to release the Draft ARSC2015 Conference ProgramThe program includes a selection of keynote speakers and plenary panel sessions, workshops, symposia and concurrent sessions - there will undoubtedly be many sessions of interest for everyone.    

The diversity of workshops and symposia on offer are encouraging, and a breakdown of the workshops and symposia are detailed below:

Wednesday 14 October

  • Policing and Enforcement – Collaborative Action for Change
  • Road Safety Educators

 Thursday 15 October

  • Regulating Supply and Use: Why do we have to choose which regulation to break?



 Wednesday 14 October

  • Factors Influencing Young Driver Risk (Sponsored By: Motor Accident Insurance Commission)
  • Road Safety Barriers for Cars and Motorcycles (Sponsored By: CSP Pacific)
  • The National Road Safety Partnership Program: Performance to date and future directions
  • Safety of Workers at Roadwork Sites
  • Who is Responsible for Road Safety?

Thursday 15 October

  • Road Safety in Oman: Understanding developing issues
  • ASEAN Road Safety Strategy: Development and implementation
  • World Bank Report on Road Safety in  the Pacific
  • Driving Heavy Vehicle Safety Through Technology: challenges, results and lesson learned at Toll Group

 Friday 16 October

  • VicRide: Development and Evaluation of an On-road Motorcycle Coaching Program for Novice Riders
  • Road Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • MUARC-TAC Enhanced Crash Investigation Study

Download the Draft Program here for further information.


Latest Supporters Announced! 
We are delighted to announce our most recent supporters -  Gold Sponsor Toll Group, Silver Sponsor RACQ, CSP Pacific who have upgraded to a Bronze sponsorship, and Roads Australia and Smart Start Interlocks as exhibitors.  Thank you to all organisations for this much appreciated support.  
Thank you to following organisations who have 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:


Please visit the Conference Website, the Awards Website, and the ACRS Website for more information. 
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities still available!

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Sponsoring or exhibiting at the inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference - ARSC2015 - will provide an outstanding opportunity to:

  • Promote your organisation and its role in reducing road trauma;
  • Showcase your leadership in the road safety field, and your commitment to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety;
  • Increase your brand exposure;
  • Expand your marketing networks;
  • Maintain a high profile within the industry - before, during and after the event, and
  • Demonstrate your desire to be influential in the future collaborative effort.

Early confirmation will ensure the highest level of exposure!

An extensive promotional campaign including advertisements, direct mail campaigns, email broadcasts and web exposure are being implemented in the lead up to the conference, and the opportunity exists for your organisation to be represented as a key supporter, strategically placed before your market.

The listed packages are by no means limited and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements.

To find out more please contact:

Jude Williams
ARSC2015 Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland
Reminder - Earlybird registration ends 14 Aug 2015
A reminder to all everyone that Earlybird registrations close in one month - 14 August 2014!

We look forward to seeing you at ARSC2015!


Registration details:

Full Conference Registration includes attendance to all conference sessions and the trade area, daytime catering and a conference satchel containing the conference handbook. Full registration also includes the Conference Welcome Reception on Wednesday 14 October and the Conference Dinner on Thursday, 15 October 2015.

  • Early Bird Registration Fee (before 14 August 2015) $975.00
  • Standard Registration Fee (after 14 August 2015) $1,125.00
  • Student Early Bird Registration Fee (before 14 August 2015) $750.00
  • Student Standard Registration Fee (after 14 August 2015) $825.00
  • ACRS Corporate Members Standard Registration Fee $800.00
  • ACRS Personal Members Standard Registration Fee $900.00
  • ACRS Retired, Standard Registration Fee $750.00
  • Day Registration $550.00

Student Registrations must provide valid student ID to the Event Manager by emailing

Accommodation details:

A number of accommodation properties are available to book direct through your online conference registration process.  Details of accommodation available to be booked online during registration can be found here.


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Other options nearby include:  

  • Watermark Hotel (link)
  • Meriton Apartments (link)
  • Mantra Sierra Grand (link)
  • Mantra Peppers Broadbeach (link)
Visit the Conference Accommodation Website here.
ACRS Awards
Closing Date Reminder - 1 August 2015

ARSC2015 includes
Australasia's most prestigious
Road Safety Awards

The Australasian College of Road Safety Awards

A Celebration of Excellence in Road Safety!

***2015 ACRS Fellowship Award***

  ***Recognising our exemplary individuals!***

2015 Fellowship nominations NOW OPEN!
(Entries close 5pm 1 August 2015)


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The Award

The prestigious ACRS Fellowship is recognised as the Australasian road safety community’s highest honour, recognising an individual for their outstanding commitment and effectiveness in their efforts to reduce road trauma.  The Australasian College of Road Safety first instituted the award of College Fellow in 1991.  The list of Fellows since the inception of the award is a record of significant achievement by these outstanding individuals.

Fellows must be acknowledged by colleagues and co-workers as outstanding, by virtue of contributions to road safety rather than their position.  The contributions must be of such a nature that they have led to substantial growth and improvement in an important institution or organisation, body of knowledge or aspect of thought and practice associated with road safety.  The award recipient is presented with a plaque and citation – there is no financial reward – but it is the College’s highest honour.


2014 Award Ceremony

ACRS Fellows present at the 2014 ACRS Award Ceremony
(13 November 2014)

Clockwise from left:
Mr Lauchlan McIntosh, Professor Mark Stevenson, Mr David Healy,
Professor Barry Watson, Mr Iain Cameron (2014 Fellow),
Professor Raphael Grzebieta, Ms Lori Mooren, Professor Narelle Haworth,
ACRS Patron Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove,
Professor Mary Sheehan

Find the Complete List of ACRS Fellows here.

View and download photos from the 2014 ACRS Award Ceremony & Cocktail Reception with ACRS Patron Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove here.

View background Fellowship Award information here.

**2015 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award**

Win a trip to USA - Entries Now Open!

(Entries close 5pm 1 August 2015)



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The Award

The 2015 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award calls for any road safety practitioner from the public or private sector to submit highly innovative, cost-effective road safety initiatives/programmes which they have recently developed that stand out from the standard, everyday practice and deliver significant improvements in road safety for the community.

The Presentation

The Supreme Winner or Team Leader will be presented with their award in front of an anticipated audience of over 400 road safety professionals at a Gala Dinner during the inaugural 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2015).

Grand Prize

The winner will RECEIVE a trip to the USA to attend the 46th ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in 2016 to be held in Virginia, USA, and will also visit 3M Global Headquarters in Minnesota.  The winner will also present their winning entry and USA trip at the next Australasian Road Safety Conference, and may also be eligible to present at the ATSSA Convention.

So help us to recognise and celebrate your achievements, and ENTER NOW!  Download the 2015 Award Entry Form here.

Further information

View background 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award information here, including details of last year’s award ceremony with the ACRS Patron, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia.


Visit the Awards Website here, and for further information please contact the Australasian College of Road Safety Executive Officer, Claire Howe, on 02 6290 2509 or

Awards Website (link)
Conference Sponsorship & Exhibition:
Jude Williams - ARSC2015 Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland

Conference Abstract Submissions:
Australasian College of Road Safety
Phone: 02 6290 2509
Conference Managers:
QUT Conferences
Phone: 07 3138 9358

Conference Website:

Awards Website:

Australasian College of Road Safety Website:
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