July 2019 Newsletter No. 59
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Welcome to the latest newsletter from the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP). NRSPP is a government-supported, industry-led collaborative network which aims to support Australian businesses and organisations to develop a positive road safety culture and help protect their workers and the public, not only during work hours but also when staff are ‘off-duty’.
This edition will cover:
• NRSPP ACHIEVEMENTS
• NRSPP NEWS
• NRSPP BLOG
• NRSPP MONTHLY FOCUS
• NRSPP THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
• NRSPP RESOURCES
• USEFUL WEBPAGES
NRSPP would like to warmly welcome eDriving and Catholic Church known as Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) as the latest Program Partner and looks forward to working with them in the future. NRSPP works with many organisations and it is always welcome when they formerly become partners of the program.
NRSPP and NSW Police June Webinar: Safer Vehicles, Safer Roads: How Are Your People Getting To Work? Explored their survey and how they engaged their workforce on how they commute to work and the value and barriers to safer vehicles.
Program Manager Jerome Carslake presented the National Summit for Driver Distraction hosted by Queensland Government and supported by the Commonwealth.
NRSPP Welcomes EDriving As A Program Partner
NRSPP would like to warmly welcome eDriving as the latest Program Partner and looks forward to working with them in the future. NRSPP works with many organisations and it is always welcome when they formally become partners of the program.
NRSPP Welcomes Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) As A Program Partner
NRSPP would like to warmly welcome Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) as the latest Program Partner and looks forward to working with them in the future. NRSPP works with many organisations and it is always welcome when they formally become partners of the program.
NRSPP Facilitates An Interactive Conversation On The Realities Of Grey Fleet Management At AfMA 2019
On May 24, the 3rd day of the 2019 Australasian Fleet Management Forum (AfMA) Conference, NRSPP conducted a fully interactive conversation on the realities of Grey Fleet Management.
NRSPP FREE Webinar – Safer Vehicles, Safer Roads: How Are Your People Getting To Work?
If anyone knows about the importance of safer vehicles in reducing road injuries and fatalities, it would be emergency first responders who deal with road trauma on a daily basis. New research on the personal attitudes of police officers towards vehicle safety put that to the test, with some surprising results.
Survey: Investigating Behavioural Intentions To Use A Mobile Phone During Work Related Driving And Non-Work-Related Driving Despite The Risk
Mobile phones and vehicles, the risk is real and understood but drivers continue to combine the two when driving. Why is that? Does it vary between work and no-work related driving and if so, why?
Volvo Cars And Uber Present Production Vehicle Ready For Self-Driving
Volvo Cars, a leader in automotive safety, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing firm, today present a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies.
Safer Together Learning Event Bulletin: Mobile Plant – Loss Of Control
Learning Event Bulletins are a tool to assist with learning from unwanted events and/or threats in order to reduce the occurrence of high potential incidents.
AMFA – Uniting Communities Leading The Way On Safety
Leading South Australian Not-For-Profit Organisation, Uniting Communities, Has Become The First In The Country To Start Displaying 5-Star ANCAP Safety Ratings On Its Entire Fleet Of Owned And Operated Cars, Highlighting Its Safety Commitment To Employees, Clients And The Community.
ACT P-Platers Driven To Anger Over Government Ban On Hands-Free Calls
Canberra L and P-platers have reacted with anger over new laws banning hands-free phone calls while drivers are behind the wheel.
As Fatalities Rise, Advocates Question Police Reduction Of Road Safety Enforcement
Road safety advocates are questioning why police have radically reduced their road safety enforcement in the last few years despite the number of people being killed on our roads increasing.
NTC Seeking Feedback On Technology-Neutral Options To Regulate Driver Distraction
Distraction is seen as a significant road safety risk that is not as well understood as other risk factors such as drink-driving and speeding. Studies have found that a task which takes a driver’s ‘eyes off the road’ for as little as two seconds can be particularly hazardous.
NRSPP Monthly Focus
Driver distraction appears to be on the increase as more and more drivers take to using their phone whilst behind the wheel. The mobile has become so entrenched in everyday life that it is difficult for road users to part from being connected whilst behind the wheel. For many drivers using the device goes without incident but the issue with most road trauma is you don’t plan for it. That simple task of being on the phone increases your risk and then all of sudden when you need to respond, that minor delay results in crash. For an organisation the question is what is its attitudes to its drivers being distracted behind the wheel of a vehicle when working for them? How do they ensure they are providing a safe work environment for their worker when they are driving? Distraction is complex, the impact however can be costly be it a vehicle, an injury or a life.
Distraction Front Of Mind Reality For Drivers And For Organisations Comes Down To Culture
How many drivers really understand distraction? Why it matters? Think distraction just relates to the “illegal” use of a mobile whilst driving? My employer supplies a car, and cradle so surely, I can use it anywhere, anytime? The list goes on…