Australasian Road Safety Conference


ARSC2018 DRAFT Conference Program (Download here)

ARSC2018 DRAFT Symposium Program (Download here)

The Organising Committee of the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference encourages you to join over 700 of Australasia’s leading road safety and injury prevention researchers, practitioners and policymakers during this year’s Australasian Road Safety Conference. The 3-day conference will include over 200 presentations including oral, poster, keynote and panel presentations. Additional symposium/workshop sessions will contribute to this stand-out program.

The 3-day conference Program covers the 5 major topic areas aligned with the United Nations’ Five Pillars of Road Safety:

  1. Road Safety Management
  2. Road Infrastructure (Safer Roads)
  3. Safer Vehicles
  4. Road User Behaviour
  5. Post-Crash Care, Data and Crash Analysis



This year’s theme is Towards Zero: Making it Happen!  Accordingly, time will be dedicated to presentations that focus on action in the community. As we approach the end of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, what achievements can we highlight? What is still outstanding? Inspirational speakers will identify advances and gaps requiring attention to meet Global Plan targets.

In keeping with this, we particularly welcome submissions that focus on advances within each of the five pillars, including work already actioned, practitioner ready work and other advances. Key themes targeted for plenary and symposia sessions include:

  • Integration of road safety and planning
  • Fleet management and road safety: the road as a workplace
  • Bringing the community on board with the Safe System
  • Behavioural economics and road safety: insurance and other implications
  • Autonomous and driver assist technologies: laboratory versus real-world
  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness month (October, NSW).

A rigorous peer-review process by the Conference Scientific Committee means that delegates will be getting the ‘best of the best’ papers including research outcomes, policing programs, methodologies, policies, practical programs.  All delegates will receive a copy of the conference proceedings, including full-papers, extended abstracts and poster PDF’s, on USB on arrival at the conference, in addition to the opportunity to network with leaders across all fields of road and transport safety, over 30 exhibitors and sponsors and great social functions!

To secure your registration please book through the Online Registration Portal – and we look forward to meeting you in Sydney at the Sydney International Convention Centre, Spring 2018!


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