Who are the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB)?
For over 50 years, the Australian Road Research Board Ltd (ARRB) has provided trusted advice, technical expertise and solutions to transport and road agencies across the world.
What does road safety mean to ARRB?
The NRSPP represents a step forward in road safety and corporate leadership in improving road use culture. It is in the best interest of all businesses to ensure their employees are properly trained and can make a positive contribution to road safety culture, which as a result will have a positive impact on productivity and contribute to an improvement in road safety for all road users.
The program is aligns with two of ARRB’s strategic goals; knowledge aggregation and dissemination and the provision of trusted advice and reliable technology. ARRB has experience in supporting the partnership approach through its past membership of the UN Road Safety Collaboration and Global Road Safety Partnership. Businesses and organisations can draw on ARRB’s extensive road safety resources, knowledge and history to deliver the program’s objectives in helping them create a positive road safety culture.
Australian Road Research Board (ARRB)'s Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact
- Working Group - Safe Use of Mobiles in Vehicles
- Working Group - Driver Headspace Working Group
- Clocsa : Special Project - CLOCS-A
- Michael Regan (Adj. Prof) - departed ARRBChief Scientist, Human Factors
Professor Mike Regan provided the scientific rigor to the Safe Use of Mobiles in Vehicles Working Group. Mike continues to cite this piece of work as one of his favourites as it was an evidence based approach being applied through a practical lens which industry could then adopt.
Mike was a fantastic and generous contributor to the working group before he left ARRB.
- Michael Regan (Adj. Prof) - Departed ARRBChief Scientist, Human Factors
Professor Mike Regan led the research for this working group and identified it as an area overlooked for research and understand how this distraction posed such a risk to drivers. Mike delivered the research for the working group:
- Stephanie DavySenior Professional, Sustainability and Resilience
NRSPP commenced the development of adapting CLOCS to Australia whilst it was hosted at ARRB in 2018. NRSPP’s application to NHVR Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative Road 3 was initially unsuccessful but following discussions with the Commonwealth later secured a reduced amount of $115,000 towards delivery of Phase 1. ARRB, as the NRSPP Host, was selected to deliver this work which was led by Stephanie Davy.
The deliverables of Phase 1 was completed, by ARRB, in 2020 and included the development of a CLOCS-A draft standard, establishment of a CLOCS-A website and an implementation plan.
ARRB continues to be part of the collaborative development of the CLOCS-A and features as part of its 2021 application to NHVR HVSI.