Saving Lives Together

Regional Forums

Bunbury November 2018

The Road Safety Council of WA hosted more than 50 delegates in Bunbury, to hear how Western Australian road safety research will save lives on WA roads.

The Regional Road Safety Research Forum was also live streamed to road safety groups across the state, from the Great Southern region to the Kimberley. Facilitated by former Chief Scientist of WA, Professor Lyn Beazley, participants heard from Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre research experts, alongside speakers from the Road Safety Commission, WA Police Force, Main Roads WA and other road safety and industry stakeholders. Topics were drawn from the “Safe System” principals of Safe road use, Safe speeds, and Safe Roads and Roadsides. The fourth element of the safe system is Safe Vehicles.

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Event AgendaPresenter
Proceedings beginProfessor Lyn Beazley
Welcome to CountryPhyllis Bennell
Introduction from Minister for Road SafetyHon Michelle Roberts MLA (Pre-record)
Strategic Context: Towards Zero 2008-2020 & Beyond 2020Rick Howe, ICWA and Road Safety Council member
Road Safety Research Program Informing Road Safety Programs and PracticeMelissa Watts, Road Safety Commission
Completed Research projects and translation into practice
Safe Road Use Illicit Drugs and Driving – An investigation of fatalities and traffic offences in WA: 2000-2012 updatePeter Palamara, C-MARC Scott Higgins, WA Police Force, State Traffic Commander Q&A facilitated by Professor Lyn Beazley
Safe Speeds Automated Traffic EnforcementStuart Newstead and Max Cameron – Monash University Accident Research Centre Scott Higgins, WA Police Force, State Traffic Commander Q&A facilitated by Professor Lyn Beazley
Safe Roads and Roadsides Evolution of the Run Off Road ProgramDr Jaqueline Haupt, Main Roads WA David Moyses, Main Roads WA Q&A facilitated by Lyn Beazley
Safe Road Use Fatigue ManagementPeter Palamara, C-MARC Terri-Anne Pettit, WALGA John Brereton, PISRA Chair and Manager Health and Safety Atlas Iron Q&A facilitated by Professor Lyn Beazley
Safe System Regional Speed ManagementMelissa Watts, Road Safety Commission Scott Higgins, WA Police Force, State Traffic Commander David Moyses, Main Roads WA, Ayden Mackenzie, Regional Youth Driver Education (RYDE)
Safe System Speed Management Indian Ocean Drive - what did we learn for Regional WA?Melissa Watts, Road Safety Commission Bernie Miller, Main Roads WA MidWest Regional Manager Q&A facilitated by Professor Lyn Beazley
Summary of learningsProfessor Lyn Beazley
Official closeRick Howe, ICWA and Road Safety Council member

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.