Who we are
The Amy Gillett Foundation is a charity with one purpose – reducing the incidence of death and injury of bike riders.
The Foundation was born out of tragedy, the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit by an out of control motorist whilst cycling with her National Team mates in Germany. Since our inception we have been a catalyst for change, focused on what should be, rather than what is. That’s why we have set ambitious aims and outcomes.
Our Mission is for: Safe cycling in Australia
Our Vision: Zero bike related fatalities
What we all want
We work together with Government, road authorities, corporate, motoring and cycling safety organisations and the public to bring about safety change. Our role in the jigsaw of organisations concerned with cycling safety is multiple. We believe the solution to reducing cycling-related injuries and fatalities is an integrated package of measures that includes;
1. Widespread traffic calming, including the lower speed limits in urban and neighbourhood areas
2. Better cycling environment via a minimum percentage of road and pathway infrastructure budgets dedicated to improvements for cycling, with key focal areas being high crash situations and the worst roads and intersections for bike riders
3. Road rules changed to make it safer to ride on roads and shared pathways
4. Improved education where bike & road safety education like AustCycle is embedded in Australian schools, and bike safety essentials are built into driver testing and programs.
The opportunity to blend the best of what has worked in other countries provides us with the belief that a much better future is possible.Visit Link
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent assessments of the safety performance provided by different vehicle models through its star rating program.
ANCAP safety ratings are determined based on a series of internationally recognised crash tests and technology assessments, with vehicles awarded an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars indicating the level of safety they provide for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash as well as their ability, through technology, to avoid a crash. ANCAP is committed to raising the bar on vehicle safety.
ANCAP is supported by the Australian automobile clubs, the New Zealand Automobile Association, the Australian Federal, State and Territory governments, the New Zealand Government, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.Visit Link
The ATA’s trucking industry road safety education exhibition is back on the road after an extensive upgrade – keep an eye out for Safety Truck in your community!
What is Safety Truck?
In its latest National Land Freight Strategy, the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport highlights the importance of community engagement in managing Australia’s growing freight task.
The ATA’s award winning mobile exhibition does exactly that. In commissioning the mobile education centre, the trucking industry created a $1.3 million community outreach program.
Safety Truck responds effectively and appropriately to the community’s concerns about the trucking industry’s impact on daily life. We are able to turn negative stereotypes into positive community messages that address key issues identified by government and progress the ATA’s strategic goals in areas of safety education and industry image.
Safety Truck travels around the country to participate in road safety education programs, trucking industry led community events and other public events.Visit Link
The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) is the regions peak membership association for road safety professionals and members of the public who are focused on saving lives and serious injuries on our roads.
The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 underpins Australia’s National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS), and was recently praised by our Prime Minister as marking a ‘turning point for global road safety, (working towards) sparing people from avoidable deaths and injuries that cause so much anguish and cost for our communities’. The primary aim of the College is to improve the outcomes of the NRSS.
The College provides a rich, collaborative environment, in which we promote communication, networking, professionalism & advocacy across all spheres of road safety – including policy, advocacy, research, application & dissemination.Visit Link
The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) is a not-for-profit organisation with over 600 members throughout Australia and New Zealand. AfMA’s membership base is represented across all industries as well as Federal, State and Local Government and is responsible for the management of approximately 800,000 fleet vehicles.
Our charter is to enhance Fleet Management as a profession in its own right, to provide knowledge, information and resources to our Members and to lobby and advocate on behalf of the fleet industry.
AfMA embraces the entire spectrum of the fleet industry by forging an inclusive relationship within the automotive industry, including manufacturers, importers, distributors and other suppliers.Visit Link
CarHistory.com.au is Australia’s first online automotive bureau.
We provide the most comprehensive vehicle history information for Australian used car buyers.
CarHistory.com.au is part of the Veda group. Veda is a data and information company that holds Australia’s largest database of consumer and business credit records.
Through providing access to extensive data, CarHistory.com.au aims to reduce fraud and improve transparency in the sale and purchase of second hand vehicles in Australia. We want to make it easier and safer for you to buy your next used car.
Most people know they can do a REVS or VSR check to look for any finance owing on a used car (as of 30 January the PPSR or Personal Property Securities Register will be introduced as a national register replacing the state based REVS and VSR Registers). However many people are unaware that information like whether a car has been written-off, stolen, suffered flood or storm damage or whether the odometer readings are accurate can be tracked. CarHistory.com.au takes this a step further by making this information easily accessible via its online database. Just enter the VIN of the vehicle and a report will be available within seconds.
As used car experts, the team at CarHistory.com.au provides easy to understand used car buying tips, latest news, car safety advice, blogs, videos and of course comprehensive used car history reports.Visit Link
Driving for work is a high-risk activity. In fact, people who drive for work are 40% more likely than other drivers to be involved in a collision. It is estimated that driving for work accounts for involvement in up to 1 in 3 road collisions every year.
In addition to the human cost, driving for work incidents create a financial burden for employers from vehicle repair costs, worker absence, third party claims and lost business opportunities. Driving for work also poses risks for fellow workers, members of the public and road-users, especially vulnerable road-users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
To address this, the RSA, HSA and An Garda Síochána have developed a number of resources to help you to develop and implement safe driving practices in your company or organisation. Remember employers, managers and supervisors must, by law, manage the risks that employees face and create when they drive for work.
If you would like further information, you can get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit Link
Fatality Free Friday continues to resonate with the Australian community and the efforts of this year’s campaign has reflected this. As we know road safety is a complex issue and it is impossible to find one single key to reduce road trauma.
Since its inception in 2007 the Fatality Free Friday campaign has continued to expand its operation and is now recognised as Australia’s only national community based road safety program.
It has successfully fostered community ownership, complex road safety issues and encourages those who can make a significant difference in reducing road trauma.
The campaign is more than just a single day. Whilst our target is to have a fatality free Friday ultimately we are aiming for a longer term community change.
Last year’s Fatality Free Friday event was a great success nationally –we thank everyone for their support and for making the day possible.
To date over 50,000 road safety pledges have been signed- this is an outstanding result. In addition we have been inundated with hard copies from around the country so keep referring back to our website to see how many pledges have been taken.
The media exposure was fantastic both the public awareness and exposure of the campaign is defiantly growing each and every year.Visit Link
HYPODRIVE® is a national educational awareness program and road safety initiative aimed at providing road safety education for individuals diagnosed with diabetes or existing diabetics. The aim of the program is to assist with the reduction of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities on Australian roads, simultaneously promoting healthy lifestyles and creating awareness among drivers. Even though this program focuses on people with diabetes, it is also useful for anyone diagnosed with any medical condition, along with their family and friends.Visit Link
Here you can find information on the road rules for mobile phone use in your Australian State or Territory so you know exactly what you can and cannot do behind the wheel to comply with the law.
We have also developed a handy list of tips for drivers on how to make safe and legal use of your phone on the road with advice on the most dangerous and risky tasks to be avoided.
Our advice to mobile phone users is based on the age-old adage: “Keep your eyes on the road”, which is supported by the latest research of real-world driving conditions that shows the key to significantly improving road safety is for drivers to keep their eyes on the road and avoid visually distracting tasks.
Check out our latest news section for our blog on news, research and developments and our links to recently published research on mobile phone use and driving.
Also, if you’ve got a question that isn’t answered in our Frequently Asked Questions we’d love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ or you can provide feedback by clicking on the “contact us” button.Visit Link
A catalyst for conversation and ultimately an educational tool, Graham shows us what we might look like if we were built to survive on our roads. He’s a reminder of just how vulnerable our bodies really are when speed and impact forces as low as 30km/h are at play. Watch below to learn about the co-creators that helped bring Graham to life.Visit Link
The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) was established in response to community concerns about cannabis use.Visit Link
There are a range of health and social harms associated with cannabis use. In recent times there has also been a marked increase in presentations to specialist alcohol and other drug treatment services for problems associated with use of the drug. According to the National Minimum Data Set of clients of specialised alcohol and other drug treatment services (2005-2006), alcohol is the most common principal drug of concern reported in closed treatment episodes (39%), with cannabis being the most commonly reported illicit drug (25% of cases).
The NCPIC mission is to reduce the use of cannabis in Australia by preventing uptake and providing the community with evidence-based information and interventions.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach to reducing the incidence and severity of road crashes on the Bruce Highway between Proserpine and St Lawrence, the Peak Downs Highway and associated western arterial roads by targeting identified crash causal factors through driver education programs and initiatives.
MACKAY ROAD ACCIDENT ACTION GROUP’S ROLE
The Mackay Road Accident Action Group must fulfill a variety of roles relating to the promotion of good driving behaviours including:
Advocating good driving behaviourVisit Link
Planning future initiatives
Coordinating the implementation of planned initiatives
Facilitating the progression of driver awareness initiatives
Providing expert advice to stakeholder groups
Monitoring trends in road crash causal factors
Evaluating the effect of initiatives and actions taken
As of February 2013 RAAG consists of nearly 60 organisations involved.
The new WH&S guide encourages safer phone use while driving through responsible workplace culture A coalition of Australian road safety authorities, research institutes, motoring clubs, peak medical bodies, insurance and telecommunications companies has today released the first ever comprehensive national Mobile Phone Use in Vehicles Policy Guide (Guide) to protect workers from unsafe driving conditions.
The Guide and Safe Use of Mobiles in Vehicles (SUMV) campaign launched by the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP), outlines how organisations can manage the risk of smartphone distraction in vehicles by developing and successfully implementing a policy tailored to their business environment and worker needs.
SUMV was creeated to house all of the relevant material to assist organisations in creating their own policy.Visit Link
The Australian Road Safety Awards are an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation. The awards add to the suite of signature programs within the annual Fatality Free Friday calendar of events.
The awards are designed to acknowledge the achievements of leading road safety stakeholders and provide an opportunity to formally recognize their commitment to improving road safety outcomes.Visit Link
Transafe WA is a not-for-profit industry initiative with the vision of providing safer transport industry workplaces and roads by fostering and promoting safer practices. Formed in 2012 by a passionate volunteer committee, Transafe WA then moved from concept to reality during 2013 due to the support of seed funding received from the Western Australian State Government via Main Roads WA.
Initially it is anticipated Transafe WA will present two industry safety forums in the Perth metropolitan area per year and two forums in regional Western Australia. Locations being considered in regional WA are Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, and Port Hedland.
The road transport industry is pivotal to so many sectors that contribute to Western Australia’s composition, growth and economic prosperity, Transafe WA wants to support that industry to be the safest it can.Visit Link
Trucking Efficiency is an initiative set up by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and the Carbon War Room (CWR) that aims to double the efficiency of the North American trucking fleet by eliminating barriers to information, demand, and supply. To support better, more-informed decisions around efficiency solutions, we are actively delivering the following for improved information and data transparency.Visit Link