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Innovative Thinking in Reducing Road Trauma

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) invite invite you to hear from leading international scholars and local experts to discuss current and future road safety challenges as Victoria heads Towards Zero. The goal of the Seminar is to create momentum for action and to find ways to solve seemingly intractable road safety problems.

The Seminar will feature presentations focused on Sweden's Vision Zero and the global shift toward sustainable transport systems, vehicle safety, infrastructure, driver behaviour and the impact of serious injury crashes.

Panel sessions will challenge participants and the audience to think not only of today's issues and solutions but also ways to reduce the incidence and impact of road crashes in the future. These discussions will be informed by early findings from the MUARC-TAC Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS).

This is a free event. Places are limited.

Please register by 26 February 2016.

Agenda, Speakers & Panelists

Master of Ceremony

Mr David Healy, Vice President, Australasian College of Road Safety

Opening Remarks

Ms Samantha Cockfield, Senior Manager Road Safety, TAC

Keynote Speaker

Professor Claes Tingvall, Senior Consultant Åf, former Director of Traffic Safety, Swedish Transport Administration, Chalmers University of Technology, MUARC

Panel Facilitators

Professor Ian Johnston AM, MUARC

Mr Eric Howard, Whiting Moyne, MUARC

International Guests

Professor C. Raymond Bingham, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), USA

Associate Professor Diana Bowman, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law & School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, USA

Professor Clay Gabler, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), USA

Associate Professor Anders Lie, Swedish Transport Administration; Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Andrew Morris, Loughborough University, UK

Local Experts

Dr Bruce Corben, Corben Consulting

Associate Professor Michael Fitzharris, Associate Director, MUARC

Professor Mark Fitzgerald, Director, Trauma Service, The Alfred

Associate Professor Rodney Judson, Director, Trauma Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Professor Mike Lenné, Seeing Machines, MUARC

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Melbourne, Victoria 3000


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Organiser Monash University Accident Research Centre & TAC

Organiser of 2016 MUARC–TAC Road Safety Seminar: Innovative Thinking in Reducing Road Trauma

Monash Accident Reserach Centre

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) was established in 1987 and is Australia's largest and most respected transport safety research centre. Our research, consultancy and training include safety across all modes of transport.

Since our founding we have developed research-based solutions that have led directly to making Australians safer - and have made us an acknowledged leader in the field. We are committed to the excellence of our research, the independence of our recommendations and the engagement we have with the communities we serve.


The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents, promote road safety and improve Victoria's trauma system.

Towards Zero is TAC's vision for a future free of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. It acknowledges that as humans, we make mistakes. But when those mistakes happen on our roads we come off second best, because our bodies aren't designed to absorb high impact speeds. They never have been and never will be. That's why we need to ensure we have a safe road system in place. A system that protects us from our own mistakes and those of others. A system that will change road safety for good.

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