What a big week the first week of October has been for the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP).

On 4 October NRSPP met with the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to explore how the Commonwealth and the partnership may collaborate in the future. The NRSPP partners outlined how the partnership has evolved since its launch, highlighted key successes and how the major cause work of related fatalities involved a vehicle.

Discussions illustrated how an investment in workplace road safety offers big returns due to the significant indirect costs occurred from a road incident. Of particular interest was discussion relating to third party collisions with heavy vehicles and how a portion of those road users is suicide, but the majority are drivers making ill-informed decisions.

Attending the meeting was

Back Row: Mervyn Rea – Zurich, Jerome Carslake – NRSPP/ARRB, Rachel Gunn – Commonwealth Bank, Melissa Watts – WA Road Safety Commission, and Bernard Carlon – NSW Centre for Road SafetyFront Row: David Andrews – NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Dr Ian Johnston – Independent Chair of NRSPP, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Dr Sarah Jones – Toll Group, and Mary Maini SIRA.

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