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
• EVENTS
• USEFUL WEBPAGES

NRSPP Achievements
NRSPP with Australia Post delivered the webinar, Stay Alert! There’s A Life Riding On It. Australia Post shared how the road is their workers key risk and the campaign they developed to get others to share the responsibility for protecting posties. A key outcome is other major organisations have followed up looking to adapt the Australia Post campaign to their organisation.
GB met on 30 May, a new Host Agreement for ARRB’s delivery of NRSPP, updated Charter and new Partner Self-Declaration was confirmed.
Re:act 2019 was held… another excellent year featured in NSW and Victoria.
NSW and Victoria with #ThanksMate NSW winner and 100% Human Victorian Winner.
NRSPP facilitated the panel session “Realities of Grey Fleet Management” at this year’s Australasian Fleet Management Association 2019 conference
NRSPP presented at Australian Gas Pipeline Association on the 23 May, and the Zurich Victorian Public Sector Fleet Forum Panel and Victorian Public Health Forum on 29 May.
NRSPP News
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.

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Meet Digit: A Smart Little Robot That Could Change The Way Self-Driving Cars Make Deliveries

Last month NRSPP featured Australia Post’s webinar: Stay Alert! There’s a life riding on it. In it, we learn about the introduction of a new electric three wheel postie scooter to help them address the growing postal demand for parcels thanks to on-line shopping.

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Learning Event Bulletin: Loss Of Control Of Load During Transportation

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.

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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 Managemet Forum (AfMA) Conference, NRSPP conducted a fully interactive conversationon the realities of Grey Fleet Management.

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Industry Leader Toll Group Demonstrates Road Safety Leadership Sharing Their Chain Of Responsibility Brochures

Toll has kindly shared with NRSPP their “Chain of Responsibility: A guide for Toll’s Customers and Clients” and “chain of responsibility: Understanding your obligations as a customer in Western Australia.”

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Re:act – Young People “Sharing The Responsibility” On Our Roads

Students in the annual Re:act program develop fresh thinking and positive messaging in their road safety campaigns to speak to, raise awareness, and influence their peers to share the roads responsibly.

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Fatigue Management For Truck Drivers | Top Tips

Fatigue management for truck drivers is an important element of keeping our roads safe. While the mining industry has largely implemented a range of fatigue management strategies, truck drivers on our roads could be at risk. A new world first study into fatigue in heavy vehicle shifts has revealed some startling revelations.

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AfMA Fleet Safety Award

The 2018/19 Fleet Safety Award has been awarded to New Zealand Racing Board for their outstanding efforts in mitigating risk and taking active steps to improve their fleet operations. Thanks to Jason Stapp (Health and Safety Manager) and Richard Owen (Regional Operations Manager).

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NRSPP Monthly Focus
For some reason the approach to applying safety in the workplace and when outside it can vary. A simple example, the “commute vehicle”. Workers may choose to use an older vehicle for the daily commute to work or a nearby train station. Then when they’re at work safety comes front of mind.

That commute in the older vehicle is possibly the riskiest task that person will do all day but as a daily activity goes ignored. Consider the logic, the average age of Australia’s national fleet is 10.1 years, yet the average age of vehicles involved in a crash is 12.1 years. Driving that older vehicles is exposing the driver to increased risk.

Now think back to when you started to drive, it wasn’t a 3-year-old 5 Star ANCAP vehicle but rather a 10-year-old vehicle. Safety features were never front of mind, the focus was on mobility – with a bit of cool thrown in. Those most likely to be in involved in a crash are in using the least safe vehicle – does that logic make sense?

Perhaps a better approach is to look at your budget and research How Safe is My Car or ANCAP to get the safest vehicle and reduce your fatal safety exposure.

NRSPP Blog
Safer Vehicles, Safer Roads: How Are Your People Getting To Work?

It stands to reason that 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 daily. New research on the personal attitudes of police officers towards vehicle safety, however, suggests that may not always be the case.

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NRSPP Thought Leadership
NRSPP Thought Leadership: 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.

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NRSPP #THROWBACK Thursdays
#ThrowBackThursdays are a regular NRSPP social media feature. The aim for these are to be attention grabs and just prompt people to consider the broader aspects of road safety which may influence their behaviour or decisions when driving.

NRSPP archives of popular #throwbackthursdays series are now available for download on the NRSPP website. Below are the ones released this month.

NRSPP Quick Fact: Airbags
NRSPP Fact Sheet: Total Road Incident Cost Calculator
NRSPP Thought Leadership: Distracted Driving Study Proposes A Promising Way Forward
NRSPP Quick Fact: Cycling