Road Safety is a global issue that ranks as one of the most pressing matters facing society today.
The full scope of the problem was documented in 2002 when the World Bank and World Health Organisation jointly launched the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention. This document outlined the magnitude of the issue and stressed the urgent need for action to help prevent road traffic injuries around the world.
The community, governments and business operators are looking for new innovations and practical solutions to address the issue. There are opportunities to save lives and reduce the emotional and financial costs associated with road trauma.
The Australian Road Safety Foundation is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving road safety awareness, enhancing driver education and reducing the impact of road trauma.
The Foundation strives to improve road safety outcomes, develop research and educational programs and work to persuade policy makers to address road safety issues. It also provides an umbrella organisation for other road safety programs and community groups.
The Australian Road Safety Foundation has three key areas of operation. These are namely:
The Australian Road Safety Foundation will help to develop a sustainable strategy for reducing the social and economic costs of road crashes, as well as providing a platform for future research and advocacy programs