National Road Safety Forum 2012
The National Road Safety Forum was an initiative of the Australian Government, convened by the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Catherine King MP.
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.
- Forum program [PDF: 4222 KB]
- Media statement by the Hon Catherine King MP
- Speech by the Hon Catherine King MP
For further information about each of the concurrent sessions please go to the Presentations page.
During the forum, Parliamentary Secretary King announced the release of a research report by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) on the circumstances of children who are hit or run over by a motor vehicle in the home environment. Ms King also launched an educational brochure on driveway safety with advice about keeping children safe around vehicles at home. Further information is available from: Driveway Safety.
A selection of photographs taken throughout the day is available for download.