FY18 Sustainability Report Transurban 21
Case study Educating motorists about safe driving in tunnels
To educate motorists about safe driving in tunnels, Transurban Queensland commenced a program of proactive media in FY18 with television and newspaper outlets in Brisbane. Some key themes that have been presented in the media stories include: • what to do in the unlikely event that you are involved in an incident in a tunnel • the role of incident response officers • the existence of tunnel control centres and their role in managing tunnels • CCTV footage of unsafe driving behaviour in tunnels to educate motorists of what ‘not to do’ • the technology in tunnels that helps drivers have a safe, efficient journey. NeuRA Partnership Transurban, in partnership with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), established the Transurban Road Safety Centre during FY17. NeuRA is one of the world’s leading centres of neuroscience research. The Transurban Road Safety Centre is equipped with a state-of-the-art crash sled that enables test speeds of up to 64 km/h, replicating real-world crash conditions. The Transurban Road Safety Centre seeks to alleviate the significant impact of lives lost and serious injury on our roads. The new state of the art facilities provide researchers the opportunity to undertake critical research in emerging issues and to address road trauma both in Australia and internationally. A new research program started in FY18 with initial results due by the end of 2018.
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