Australia

Australian Road Safety Awards Launch
11 May 2011, Fatality Free Friday Foundation

This event will officially launch the Australian Road Safety Awards and as a part of the launch we will see Australian school children standing up for the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The Australian Road Safety Awards are an initiative of the Fatality Free Friday Road Safety Foundation. They add to the suite of signature programs within the annual Fatality Free Friday calendar of events. The awards are designed to acknowledge the achievements of leading road safety stakeholders and provide an opportunity to formally recognize their commitment to improving road safety outcomes. Establishing the awards program also provides a powerful motivation tool to further encourage ongoing professional development for corporate organizations, community engagement and individual action in reducing road trauma.

Contact: Russell White
Tel: 61 419 866 165
Email: russell@driversafety.com.au

Decade of Action for Road Safety 2010-2020 Forum
Office of Road Safety (On behalf of the Road Safety Council) , Perth , Western Australia

This event will officially mark the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2010-2020 in Western Australia. The forum will have two keynote speakers, Dr Hamish MacKie presenting on Self Explaining Road Design, and Dr Sudhakar Rao talking about the relationship between health and road safety. A wide range of stakeholders will attend this event. Two workshops on Safe Roads and Health will follow the forum. This forum will assist Western Australian stakeholders with practical actions to implement the Western Australian Government's Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy.

Contact: John Doak
Tel: +61 8 9323 4692
Email: john.doak@mainroads.wa.gov.au

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety Launch Breakfast
11 May 2011, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland

To officially launch the Decade of Action in Queensland, Australia, a breakfast will be held at Parliament House. Hosted by the Minister for Transport and Multicultural Affairs, this event is supported by CARRS-Q, the RACQ, Queensland Transport and Main Roads, the Queensland Police Service, Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Leighton Contractors and iRap.

Contact: Clare Murray
Tel: +61 7 3138 4568
Email: clare.murray@qut.edu.au

Australian Government Launch - Decade of Action for Road Safety 2010-2020
11 May 2011, Department of Infrastructure and Transport

The Hon Catherine King MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, will host the official Australian Government launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety at Parliament House, Canberra, on 11 May. The event will be attended by Government Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament, industry and community organisations, and members of Canberra's diplomatic community.

Contact: Joe Motha
Tel: +61 02 6274 7277
Email: joe.motha@infrastructure.gov.au

NSW Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2010
11 May 2011, Australasian College of Road Safety

The NSW Minister for Roads and Ports will launch the Decade of Action for Road Safety at NSW Parliament House in Sydney, followed by a public signing of a Decade of Action poster. Immediately following the Launch, the Australasian College of Road Safety (Sydney Chapter) will hold a Seminar from 11am - 4:00 pm as a joint event with NSW Government. Each of the Decade Pillars will be discussed by relevant stakeholders from Government, Industry and Community sectors.

Contact: Lori Mooren
Tel: +61 412 888 290
Email: lori.mooren@unsw.edu.au

Launch of Decade of Action for Road Safety
12 May 2011, Royal Automobile Association of South Australia

RAA is placing 1300 black roadside fatality markers in the central square in Adelaide, Victoria Square, to mark the number of fatalities due to road crashes over the past 10 years. The event will comprise a media launch and State Government will also be present.

Contact: Wendy Bevan
Tel: +61 8 8202 4553
Email: wbevan@raa.com.au

Launch of the Journey Beyond Road Trauma classroom resources
11 May 2011, Journey Beyond Road Trauma

Journey Beyond Road Trauma (JBRT) is a resource for school communities that wish to educate their students about safe driving practices. http://journeybeyondroadtrauma.org/cms/journey-beyond-road-trauma---education/. JBRT is a powerful educational resource that teachers can use to impart and share road trauma experiences and consequences to students. Through the power of personal story teachers can engage students and effectively educate them to act responsibly and to make informed decisions to protect the safety of themselves and others. Focusing on the behavioural impact of licit substances such as alcohol and pharmaceuticals, the JBRT Classroom Resources, which are sponsored by the AER Foundation, help educate students about possible vulnerabilities and will highlight the potential dangers of abuse. The JBRT multimedia platform provides teachers with a motivational tool for interactive learning in the 21st century classroom. With web based content and resources, a teacher can conduct a JBRT unit of study entirely digitally.

Contact: Sandra Cook
Tel: +61 (0)413146013
Email: sandracook@live.com.au

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