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Perth, Australia | Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2017

ARSC2017 - Call for Abstracts


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Network, Share & Learn
* Make connections with colleagues and eminent leaders
across many road safety related fields *

Be Rewarded
* Share in $7,000 in prize money for Best Papers *
* Win a Trip to USA with the 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award *
* Be awarded the prestigious ACRS Fellowship *

Something for everyone!
* Early Career Professionals events
* Targeted Symposia and Workshops for in-depth analyses
* Many concurrent sessions - latest research, policies and programs
* Plenary Keynote speaker sessions showcasing experts in their fields
* Plenary Panel sessions discussing current pressure points
*Plus much more!

Join us to share your knowledge & expedite road trauma reductions at the
Largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere!

After the exceptional success of the inaugural 2015 & 2016 Australasian Road Safety Conferences, which welcomed around 600 road safety experts to each event, the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2017) is shaping up to continue the momentum by bringing the event to the beautiful city of Perth in Western Australia.  For background, read the ARSC2016 Post-event Summary and view the ARSC2016 Image Gallery here.

Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS)AustroadsARRB and Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) invite you to attend the largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2017) will be held in Perth on the banks of the Swan River at the beautiful Perth Crown Resort Complex from Tuesday to Thursday 10-12 October 2017.

With a theme of “Expanding our horizons”, ARSC2017 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.
ARSC2017 will bring 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.
Please join us in Perth in October 2017 to help us all maintain positivity and momentum for road trauma reductions – there is so much more that we can do, especially when we are working in a collaborative and supportive environment such as ARSC2017.

ARSC2017 is expected to attract many hundreds of delegates including researchers, policing and enforcement agencies, practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives, educators, 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 - to name just a few.
 We look forward to seeing you in Perth!  

Conference Theme & Streams
With a theme of “EXPANDING OUR HORIZONS”, the Conference takes us across the road safety spectrum, from cities to our regional and remote areas. ARSC2017 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 & Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre 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 2017 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 (Word2010Word 97-2003 & Acrobat PDF) 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 (download the Symposium Proposal Template (Word2010 or Word 97-2003).

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

Please visit the ARSC2017 Conference Website and ARSC2017 Awards Website for further information.

Welcome to all!
Help us all to address rising road trauma 


The federal government's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, which sits under the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, recently released the road death figures ending December 2016.

The latest year-end road death figures remain concerning, showing:

  • The average for December has increased by 12.1% over the previous 5 years;
  • A total of 1,300 people died on Australian roads during 2016.  This is a 7.9% increase against the 2015 total.
  • The rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population now stands at 5.4.  This is a 6.4% increase compared with 2015.

------------ Data Source: BITREChart source: ACRS ------------

The rise in the number of serious injuries is diverging significantly from the aim of Australia's National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) - a 30% reduction in deaths and serious injuries over the period of the NRSS - from 2011-2020:

----------------------- Data Source: BITRE, Chart source: ACRS -----------------------

New Zealand

New Zealand's Ministry of Transport reports a provisonal 2016 road death total of 328.  This is a 2.8% increase over the total for 2015 (319).  New Zealand's Road Safety Strategy runs from 2010-2020, and the ACRS has developed the chart below to compare the latest road death statistics with an aim of a 30% reduction over the period of the NZRSS (using a baseline of the 2008-2010 average - 375 deaths per year).
Find further statistical information as follows:

ARSC2017 - so many reasons to attend...

The primary aim of ARSC2017 is to hear from experts and to present the latest research, policies and projects to underpin best possible road safety outcomes.

The event also provides one of the best opportunities available  to network and cross-pollinate ideas and solutions around road trauma reduction.  

We take the opportunity of coming together to celebrate and reward road safety excellence with many prestigious awards, including at the
ARSC2017 Conference Gala Dinner to be held at Crown Perth Resort.  Please join us!
We encourage all stakeholders to participate as authors, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to ensure we maximise positive outcomes for our communities.  The organisation of ARSC2017 to be held in Perth next Spring, is well underway, and we anticipate 500+ attendees - so please join us!  

| ARSC2017
| Perth, Australia
| 10-12 Oct 2017
| Perth Crown Resort

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ARSC2017 registration pricing is as follows:

*  Early Bird Registration (ends 30 June 2017 ) – $1,320
*  ACRS Corporate Members Standard Registration – $1,100
*  ACRS Personal Members Standard Registration – $1,210
*  Standard Registration (from 1 July 2017)  – $1,485
*  Student** Early Bird Registration (ends 30 June 2017) – $825
*  Student** Standard Registration (from 1 July 2017) – $935
Membership to the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) provides you with many membership benefits, including a significantly reduced registration fee for ARSC2017.  If you would like to become an ACRS member, please visit the ACRS Website or complete the Online Membership Application Form.



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 over 500 delegates, and will be attended by a highly sought after audience of industry specialists and key stakeholders and project funders.

Download the Sponsorship Brochure

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 ARSC2017.  ARSC2017 will provide delegates and exhibitors with excellent opportunities to network in a favourable environment that provides a central meeting place for all participants.

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

To find out more please contact:

Lynne Greenaway
ARSC2017 Sponsorship & Exhibition



We are delighted to announce our recently confirmed partners, including:

Exhibitors - Smart Start Interlocks; Pathtech; CARRS-Q; Guardian Interlock; Drager; Alcolizer technology & Supporters - Elsevier; Safety - Open Access Journal; Highway Engineering Australia

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 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:

Conference Managers
& Sponsorship / Exhibition Enquiries:

Lynne Greenaway - EECW/Encanta
Phone: 08 9389 1488

Conference Abstract / Symposium Submissions:
ARSC Submission Managers
Phone: (02) 9385 4452

Conference Website:

Awards Website:

Australasian College of Road Safety Website:
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