Webinar: Is Zero Road Trauma Possible?

Date: 8 February, 2024

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm (AEDT)

The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 has set the ambitious global target to halve road traffic fatalities and injuries by 2030. Some jurisdictions have set even more ambitious targets by setting a date for achieving zero road trauma, such as by 2050.

While there is a growing body of evidence around what initiatives are effective in reducing road crashes and injuries, what is missing is how to prioritise these measures and a lack of tangible planning frameworks to assist countries to link near- and long-term targets with day-to-day operations.

This webinar explores how to use backcasting, a vision-based planning approach, to determine what the metrics of a safe road system should look like in order to achieve zero road trauma and how the current road system is tracking towards this desired state and how jurisdictions can utilise this approach to develop strategies to achieve their near- and long-term targets.

The webinar will be presented by Jessica Truong, the winner of the Women in Road Safety Award presented by Austroads at the 2023 Australasian Road Safety Conference.

There will be question and answer opportunities during the session.

Jessica Truong is the Secretary General at the Towards Zero Foundation based in London, which includes the Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP). This role has allowed her to use her exceptional technical road safety knowledge, and her skills with policy, strategy, and communications to help advance the road safety journey of low-and-middle income countries.

She was a leader in the Towards Zero Foundation team which led the #50by30 campaign, one of the central advocacy collaborations in the lead up to the United Nations Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety in 2020, and led global projects to put road safety on the Commonwealth agenda which has resulted in active involvement in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

No charge but registration is essential. Can’t make the live session? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

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