Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Public lecture with Fred Wegman

Driving Down the Road Toll: Building a safer system

The Hawke Centre logoTuesday 15 February 2011

Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide

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Adelaide Thinkers in Residence logoJointly presented by Adelaide Thinkers in Residence and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA

Credit: The Advertiser:  Chris ManganIn this important lecture, Professor Fred Wegman, one of the world's most respected road safety experts, will deliver his final recommendations on driving down the road toll.

He will outline his diagnosis of road safety in South Australia and highlight why there is a need for change and share his vision of what is needed to move towards a safer system of transport that will benefit everyone.


Fred WegmanBackground
During his residency, and confronting the challenge of a possible plateau in road fatalities in South Australia, Prof Fred Wegman has aimed to deliver proven, credible and systematic road safety recommendations across the whole road system, including the areas of road design and traffic management, town planning, education, enforcement, health, research, environment and technology.

With the development of the State and National Road Safety Strategies, the timing is right for the consideration of changes that are likely to improve road safety. Further opportunities also present themselves when other Government policies are taken into account, such as the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

Many of the changes that Prof Wegman will suggest cannot occur overnight and long term strategic planning and integration will be needed to ensure that they are achieved in the future.

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