The NRSPP launched the Safe Use of Mobiles in Vehicles (SUMV) Working Group in October 2015 to help organisations reduce the risk relating to their workers when using mobile phones whilst in vehicles. An objective of SUMV is to develop and promote a good practice guide to assist organisations with the development and successful implementation of a safe mobile phone use in vehicles policy.
The guide will be evidence-based and with a common sense approach for all organisations to adopt. The guide will outline how to successfully implement a mobile phone policy and monitor its effectiveness. The guide is based on the philosophy developed by the NRSPP Program Partner, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).
A barrier to many organisations in purchasing the safest vehicles for their fleet is the belief that a single purchasing policy will inhibit its ability to provide the safest vehicle for the job. Organisations historically had a base rating of 3 Star ANCAP rather than striving for a 5 Star ANCAP rating. The NRSPP Steering Committee agreed that what is needed for industry is a good practice policy and supporting content on how organisations can have the safest vehicle for the task.
A vehicle may have to be modified to be fit-for-purpose such as a light commercial vehicle utilised by power companies to raise power poles. These vehicles require a winch on the front to serve this purpose. Rather than settling for no policy, the goal was to create a policy which will guide them to ensure the base model is the safest possible before modified.
NRSPP Partners recognised there was an opportunity to produce a B2B video resource on a safer vehicle purchasing policy. The aim is for the video to act as an educational tool encouraging other companies and small businesses to take up a similar policy. The B2B video will also be a thought leadership piece in the greater community as it demonstrates the participating companies as leaders in corporate road safety.
Improve how organisations can improve the resilience of their employees to drive safely following high stress events by identifying:
1. the scale of the problem through available data;
2. how or if organisations are currently managing driver mindset risk; and
3. possible tools or process to manage the risk.
Re:act is a behavioural change project designed by students to influence 18–25 year olds to consider their actions by making them aware of social issues.
A great idea, passionate supporters and a collaborative network to make the idea fly were all key reasons the innovative Re:act road safety project got off the ground.
Re:act is an annual behavioural change project that aims to make 18-25 year olds consider their actions by increasing awareness of the dangers they may face on the roads.
As part of the project, Swinburne University Communication Design Honours students are challenged to come up with a campaign to change behaviour in their peers around a key road safety and social issue.
Melbourne strategic marketing and creative agency Hard Edge started the Re:act initiative in 2016 in collaboration with Swinburne and with support from several organisations with a passion for road safety, including the Transport Accident Commission, RACV, Transurban and ARRB Group, which coordinates the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP).