First ever national motorcycle and scooter safety summit.
About 100 participants by invitation only.
Objectives Explore key issues identify scope to improve existing safety measures and develop new measures provide input to new National Road Safety Strategy based on practical evidence-based measures.
International and Australian speakers.
13 Australian Summit
Seven workshop topics with facilitators.
Record of proceedings available on disk.
Report at http//www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/ safety/publications/2009/msss_report.aspx
Seven categories data and analysis rider protection training and licensing education risk taking enforcement road infrastructure and roadside hazards.
Recommendations one key action (first dot point red text) other recommendations future directions.
15 Data and analysis
Working Group of stakeholders to develop information strategy to define data needs in short medium and long term.
PTWs included in all transport planning.
Link separate databases.
Periodic quality audits of databases.
Harmonise data definitions and codes.
16 Data and analysis
Real time data on-line collection.
Use in-depth studies like MAIDS to identify key factors in crashes
New technology to improve crash investigation eg GPS data digital cameras.
Use improved data to evaluate rider training.
Improve analysis of crash stats by vehicle class (eg trikes quads mopeds etc)
17 Rider protection
Implement star rating system for protective clothing.
Access to good information on protective clothing.
Seek GST exemption for clothing.
Review helmet standard to align with international best practice.
Encourage potential funding bodies (insurance companies manufacturers etc) to fund data collection and research to establish if any design features are systematically related to particular injuries.
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Convene expert group to develop criteria for national graduated training and licensing systems.
Implement post-licence training as continuation of licensing process particularly for returning riders.
Incorporate best practice knowledge attitudes and higher order cognitive skills into rider education programs.
Incentives for riders to stay on Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) lower reg fees/premiums
Public education strategies for motorcycle and scooter safety should include key messages for riders and other road users.
Identify jurisdiction-specific safety issues that can be addressed through education and implement appropriate targeted actions.
Share motorcycle public education strategies nationally where appropriate.
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Establish key partnerships between riders road safety authorities and other stakeholders (eg insurers) to help in delivery of motorcycle safety messages.
Explore new ways to communicate messages viral marketing national motorcycle awareness day.
Conduct attitudinal and behavioural research on riders and drivers attitudes to riders.
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Establish/maintain effective consultative framework for road safety authorities and rider reps to develop safety messages.
Evaluate existing messages including engagement recognition and behaviour change among target audience.
Provide training for crash scene police to help them identify hazards and issues specific to motorcycle crashes.
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Education campaigns focused on high attention levels manage risks and take responsibility for themselves/rider groups by not engaging in risky behaviour.
Research role of fatigue in single-vehicle crashes and in group riding and use results to develop education program.
Education campaigns addressing speeding and unlicensed unregistered and intoxicated riders.
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Targeted education campaign with message that motorcycles and alcohol do not mix.
Share info on fatigue with OHS agencies and mining industry examine military responses to fatigue.
Promote group rides to minimise fatigue.
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Implement community policing campaigns to educate other road users to be mindful of motorcyclists.
Target enforcement at high-risk behaviour including offences other than speeding.
Target drivers and riders commiting life endangering offences particularly non-licensed riders and non-registered motorcycles.
Need for both overt and covert enforcement. Mix provides better anywhere anytime effect.
Investigate alternative vehicle identification systems such as radio frequency identification devices.
35 Road infrastructure and roadside hazards
Develop Australia-wide website for reporting road hazards.
Scope best practice infrastructure-related motorcycle safety measures and develop national guidelines.
Scope best practice safety measures for roadside barriers.
36 Road infrastructure and roadside hazards
Auditing schemes for roadside hazards take account of specific motorcycle hazards.
Communicate research and best practice by facilitating professional development education for traffic engineers.
Review national motorcycle-related black spot funding criteria treating these will also benefit other vehicles.
37 (No Transcript) 38 (No Transcript) 39 Current work
Development of new post-2010 National Road Safety Strategy.
Good Gear Guide for Motorcycle and Scooter Riders.
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