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Upcoming ARRB and iRAP workshop at the 2013 Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference

by Australian Road Research Board on August 28, 2013

Purpose of workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to examine the relationship between
road infrastructure and speeds in achieving the Safe System vision.
The workshop will stimulate discussion, draw on the experience of the
participants, and propose pragmatic steps towards realisation of the Safe
System vision, especially on middle and lower tiers of the road network.
Issues to be discussed at the workshop include:

WORKSHOP DETAILS
When: Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 1.30pm–5.00pm
Where: Plaza level Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Grey Street, South Brisbane
Cost: $150 (includes afternoon tea)

Vision
The infrastructure/speed relationship in context of Safe System vision:

  • survivable impact speeds
  • safety vs. mobility expectations
  • examples of key solutions from research
  • speed management initiatives
  • role of road user education and enforcement
  • policy implications

Presenters: Eric Howard (Road Safety Consultant); Chris Jurewicz (Senior Research Engineer, ARRB); Evan Walker (Principal
Manager, Office for Road Safety, NSW)

Actions and results
Perspective on progress towards Safe System via road infrastructure upgrades and speed management:

  • international examples from iRAP, Decade of Action, capacity building projects
  • examples of Safe System transformation projects in high-speed environments
  • examples of speed management and speed limit projects (Australian and New Zealand)
  • what are the opportunities and limitations?

Presenters: Rob McInerney (CEO, iRAP International); Colin Brodie (Chief Advisor—Safety, New Zealand Transport Agency);
Mike Stapleton (General Manager, Transport Safety, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads)

Discussions
Road safety leaders will stimulate participant discussion on achievable policy and technical solutions, especially on middle and
lower tiers of the road network.

Group leaders: Raphael Grzebieta (Professor, Road Safety, TARS, University of NSW); Jeremy Woolley (Senior Research
Fellow, CASR, University of Adelaide); Julian Lyngcoln (Director Road Safety Strategy, Strategy & Planning, VicRoads); Michael
Tziotis (National Technical Leader and Manager, Safe Systems, ARRB Group Ltd)