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ARRB supports the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference

by Australian Road Research Board on August 13, 2010

Two International Speakers headline the upcoming Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference to be held 31 August – 3 September 2010 at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

Tom Vanderbilt is an American best-selling author, freelance journalist and blogger.

Tom’s presentation, ‘Objects in Mirror Are More Complicated Than They Appear’ will draw from his latest bestselling book, ‘Traffic: why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)’. Driving for most is an everyday activity; it is a highly complex task, yet overlooked and seriously underestimated. Tom will discuss the dynamics of traffic including: the social interactions of drivers; cognitive biases that humans behind the wheel are prone to and the relationship between the built environment and our behavior.

Nel Aland is Team Manager, General Road Safety Affairs and Project Leader Drugs in Traffic at the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, The Netherlands.

Nel’s presentation, ‘What a small country can be good at (besides football)’
How did The Netherlands drop from 3,000 fatalities in the 1970’s to only 720 in 2009 and
what new road safety strategy have they devised to maintain a permanent improvement through till 2020?

Nel Aland will provide the answers to these questions and much more in her informative presentation from a European perspective and her experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear and meet Nel Aland and Tom Vanderbilt.

For detailed information on the Conference please go to: http://www.roadsafetyconference2010.com.au/