MUARC-TAC 2015 Road Safety Seminar

Fitzharris, M. (Organiser), Ray Bingham (Invited speaker), Diana M. Bowman (Invited speaker), Bruce Corben (Invited speaker), Samantha Cockfield (Session chair), Lesley Day (Session chair), Hampton Clay Gabler (Invited speaker), Russell Gruen (Invited speaker), Michael Lenne (Invited speaker), Mark Stevenson (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course


Initiative of the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to bring together key international and local experts working on the Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS). The event, held at Docklands, hosted 176 individuals from 59 organisations (government and the private sector, local and interstate). The goal of the seminar was to advance thinking in road safety in Victoria through a safe systems approach incorporating human behaviour, road design and vehicle technology. There are six presentations and a panel discussion. Presentations included:

“Development and evaluation of an evidence based parent coaching guide for learner teen drivers.” Professor Ray Bingham, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan, USA.

“Sorry Officer, I wasn’t driving – my car was: Some legal and regulatory implications for automated vehicle technologies and driverless cars” Associate Professor Diana Bowman, University of Michigan, USA.

“Opportunities for the reduction of serious-to-fatal injuries in vehicle –guardrail collisions” Professor Clay Gabler, Virginia Tech, USA.

“From one-to-many: applying insights from in-depth crash investigations from ECIS to the development of safe systems infrastructure solutions.” Dr Bruce Corben, Corben Consulting

“Optimising the post-crash response”, Professor Russell Gruen, Director National Trauma Research Institute, The Alfred Hospital.

“The Road to recovery: the impact of serious injury and the “hidden road toll”, Associate Professor Michael Fitzharris MUARC.

The seminar was opened by Mr Joe Calafiore of the Transport Accident Commission (CEO) and included a panel discussion facilitated by Samantha Cockfield (TAC), with the presenters as well as Adjunct Professor Mike Lenné, and Professor Mark Stevenson.

The event was the capstone of 'ECIS week', which included a Management Committee Meeting, an International Scientific Committee Meeting, an ECIS Expert Panel meeting, and an ECIS Presentation at TAC (Geelong) over the period 2-6th March 2015.
Period5 Mar 2015
Event typeSeminar
LocationMelbourne, Australia, Victoria
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • crash
  • injury
  • trauma
  • Prevention