The Improving Heavy Vehicle Road Safety Summit will be held at Life Saving Victoria in Port Melbourne on 16-17 April and The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) has just released part of the speaker list for the eagerly anticipated event.
The summit which is being held for the first time will kick off by comparing the nation’s road safety performance to that of other countries. This will help us diagnose whether or not we are doing enough to address the issue of heavy vehicle road safety.
Unveiling part of the speaker list, ARTSA Chairman Dr Peter Hart said the event will see a line-up of international speakers. The event promises to be rewarding with speakers having been asked to answer the question “How can we improve heavy vehicle road safety in Australia?”
In a post on PrimeMoverMag.com.au the first of the confirmed speakers were announced. These prominent experts include Martin Reinbach, Managing Director of Hella New Zealand (he was also the brains behind a number of innovations in heavy vehicle lighting) and Brendan Richards, Partner at Ferrier Hodgson (also a well-known expert in risk-reduction).
The much anticipated event will include a range of case studies to highlight the “successes and opportunities” made in the road safety sector, Dr Hart explained.
The event will also include a variety of panel sessions during which practical information from every-day road users will be discussed. The panel will include Bob Lovf, Linehaul and Fleet Services General Manager at Toll Interstate and Glen Fulton of Murray Goulburn.
While you may think the event will concentrate only on vehicle crashes, Dr Hart explains that other areas that will be addressed include improving road transport equipment and processes, to minimise the risk of crashes and avoid life threatening accidents from taking place.
A statement by Dr Hart revealed:
“Road safety covers a range of incidents including road crashes, fires, wheel-offs, breakdowns, etc. I want the Summit to show transport operators how they can reduce their road-safety risks.
“The event will conclude with the publication of a special communiqué that will include the top initiatives that the Summit attendees believe will be most effective in reducing heavy vehicle incidents,” Dr Hart explained.
Read more at: http://www.primemovermag.com.au
According to Dr Hart tickets to the summit are selling out quickly but there are still some available online. If you want more information about the summit or want to attend, you can visit ARTSA’s website here.