ACT road safety grants to drive 7 projects

Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety Shane Rattenbury today announced the allocation of over $300,000 across seven organisations through the 2019 ACT Road Safety Community Grants Program.

“This year we received 30 applications from a range of organisations across the country to undertake projects and initiatives in the ACT that will boost road safety research, education and road trauma prevention,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Road safety is one of the key priorities for the ACT Government which is committed to achieving Vision Zero, where no accident on our roads results in death or serious injury. Seven projects were chosen to receive funding to contribute in achieving this.”

The successful grant applications are:

Project Name

Organisation

Funding Amount

Description

L2P ACT Pilot

Belconnen Community Service

$67,375

A pilot project to deliver driving training and support for disadvantaged young learner drivers to progress from pre-learner to provisional driving.

First Aid Training and First Aid Kits

ACT Veterans Cycling Club Inc

$6,727

Providing members of the ACT Veterans Cycling Club with skills to render first aid if they are first responders on the scene of a crash on ACT and regional roads.

Seniors Road Safety

COTA ACT

$20,000

Publication and distribution of the ‘ACT Older Drivers Handbook’ and ‘A Guide to getting around Canberra’, and conducting road safety community education events for older drivers, in collaboration with ANCAP.

One Too Many

PKUP Pty Ltd

$47,906

A road safety public awareness campaign educating, informing and influencing Canberra night-goers about not drinking and driving and to consider a safe option for getting home.

Road Empathy: Understanding and evaluating campaigns for behaviour change in young drivers and VRUs

Swinburne University

$48,188

A project to develop a campaign, targeting people between 18 – 25, to encourage shared responsibility for road safety, in particular by encouraging drivers to share the road.

Sharing the road with cyclists in the ACT

Queensland University of Technology

$48,639

A project to test educational approaches in the ACT that can potentially improve road user attitudes and reduce aggression toward cyclists.

The RAD program: Reducing Aggressive Driving in young people

Monash University Accident Research Centre

$62,963

A behavior change program aimed at reducing aggression in younger drivers.

“I believe these projects will provide lasting improvements to the safety of all territory road users and I would like to congratulate all of our grant recipients. We look forward to seeing the results of their work.”

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