On behalf of the Australasian College of Road Safety, Austroads and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), we are delighted to invite you to be part of the inaugural 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2015) to be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia, from Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 October 2015.
The inaugural ARSC conference is the result of a successful merger of Australasia’s two premier road safety conferences: the Australasian College of Road Safety Conference, and the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference.
ARSC2015 is a direct response to the United Nations call for a Decade of Action on Road Safety. The conference will deliver research results, showcase innovative solutions, and provide educational and networking opportunities across disciplines in all 5 pillars of the United Nations call for a Decade of Action on Road Safety:
- Improving road safety management - building capacity and collaboration across all sectors
- Safer roads
- Safer vehicles
- Safer road users
- Improving post-crash care
ARSC2015 will be hosted by the Queensland Chapter of the ACRS, and will be chaired by Professor Narelle Haworth from CARRS-Q. Professor Haworth is widely recognised for her outstanding contribution as an internationally renowned researcher in the road safety field, and for her major contribution as a policy advisor at the state, national and international levels.
"This inaugural conference will bring a point of new emphasis.
A progressive change to engage with a greater mix of stakeholders."
ARSC2015 recognises and encourages greater diversity in road safety solutions, by expanding the network of road safety stakeholders and advocates from our region and internationally in order to reduce road trauma. This increased diversity creates more diverse thinking, which has the flow-on effect of producing greater productivity. In terms of road safety, this increased productivity translates to saving families and communities so much of the trauma caused by road crashes.
With this united aim to increase collaboration across all sectors, we are very keen to encourage and include presentations and contributions from all sectors – government, community, corporations, emergency response, police, educators, research, manufacturers and business (to name a few) – responsible for road safety.
ARSC2015 will include the inaugural 2015 Australasian Road Safety Awards, recognising and celebrating exemplary projects and people working so hard across our region to lives and injuries on our roads.
Austroads, CARRS-Q and the ACRS look forward to your participation in this important event which aligns with international, Australasian and national road safety efforts, and is a significant step forward in Australasia’s road safety strategy.