Wednesday workshops

There will be five optional pre-conference workshops; each held from 1:30 – 5:00pm on Wednesday 28 August 2013. Workshops are not included in registration fees, and cost $150 (includes afternoon tea).

Workshop topics include:

  • Policing safer road users: Repeat offending
  • Engineering safer roads and roadsides with speed management
  • Youth road safety education
  • Occupational road safety
  • Marketing and social media in road safety

Policing safer road users: Repeat offending

A significant percentage of road crashes involve recidivist (repeat) offenders. The nature and characteristics of these recidivists and their on road behaviour need to be understood to inform the identification of effective strategies and countermeasures to deal with this type of offender.

This workshop will explore repeat offending from a number of perspectives in three sessions. Sessions will include brief presentations, question and answer sessions, expert panel discussions and interactive group discussions about:

  • Recent research on repeat alcohol/drugs, speed and other offenders
  • Detection and enforcement strategies for repeat offenders
  • Where to from here?

o  Update on the development of repeat offender strategies

o  Identification of future research, enforcement, technology and policy needs to address repeat offenders

Engineering safer roads and roadsides with speed management

According to the Safe System approach, roads and roadsides should be designed and maintained to reduce the risk of crashes occurring, and to minimise the severity of injury if a crash does occur. Speed limits should suit the function and level of safety of the road and encourage compliance.

This workshop will explore the links between infrastructure treatments and speed management in three sessions. Sessions will include brief presentations, question and answer sessions and interactive group discussions about:

  • Where are we now?

o  Infrastructure design and treatments

o  Links between safer speeds and infrastructure

o  Investment options and returns

  • Where could we go?

o  Safer roads and roadsides group

o  Safer speeds group

  • How do we get there?

o   Groups report on discussion

o   Discussion to focus on links between safer roads and roadsides and safer speeds to achieve results in road safety

Youth road safety education

Young people are consistently over-represented in road crashes and road trauma. This over-representation has been attributed to inexperience, under-developed higher order cognitive and decision-making skills and an increased propensity to engage in risk taking behaviour.

This workshop will explore youth road safety education, focussing both on recent advances in engaging youth as students of road safety education, but also on capacity building and harnessing youth as road safety ambassadors to their peers.

This workshop will involve a number of complementary sessions incorporating a mixture of brief presentations, question and answer sessions and panel discussions to examine youth road safety education and the positive role youth can play in road safety.

Occupational road safety

Work-related road crashes account for a significant proportion of workplaces injuries and road trauma. Road safety is an important corporate responsibility for organisations whose employees use the road network. As employees who drive/ride for work tend to travel greater distances than personal road users, returns on occupational road safety investments can be significant.

This workshop will explore three important facets of occupational road safety in three sessions. Sessions will include brief presentations, question and answer sessions and interactive discussions about:

  • Safer vehicle fleets, and vehicle safety features
  • Road user behaviour and monitoring
  • Fleet safety management

Marketing and social media in road safety

Public education has an important role to play in influencing the attitudes and behaviours of all road users. With the enormous growth in social networking in recent years, road safety campaigns have diversified to incorporate targeted, online engagement activities.

This workshop will explore the role of marketing and social media in road safety. Sessions will include brief presentations, question and answer sessions and interactive discussions about:

  •  Current marketing and social media activities in road safety
  •  Results of recent evaluations and other research
  •  How we can use marketing and social media in road safety for maximum gains in the future

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Key Dates

15 April 2013
Authors acceptance deadline
7 May 2013
Full papers requiring peer review deadline
7 June 2013
Earlybird deadline
1 July 2013
Full papers not requiring peer review deadline
 
28–30 August 2013
Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference
 

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John Kirby Road Safety Award sponsored by: