Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Inaugural National Road Safety Forum

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The inaugural National Road Safety Forum was convened by the Australian Government in Canberra in August 2012.

The purpose of the forum was to bring together key stakeholders to discuss several important issues identified in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.

Participants were drawn from a wide range of areas, including the vehicle and transport industry, road user representative groups, health and education professionals, the research sector, government agencies, and community organisations.

The forum featured four concurrent sessions on the topics of: driveway safety, vehicle safety, corporate responsibility and graduated driver licensing. The sessions involved a combination of formal presentations and facilitated discussion to explore latest evidence, developments and future directions.

In conjunction with the forum, the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) released a report on the circumstances of children who are hit or run over by a motor vehicle in the home environment. The Department also released an educational brochure on driveway safety with advice about keeping children safe around vehicles at home. Further information is available from: Driveway Safety.