NRMA - ACT Road Safety Trust

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The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust was formally established in 1992, by the ACT Government and NRMA Insurance with the principal objective of enhancing road safety for the benefit of the ACT road-using community.

The Trust has allocated over $20 million to over 350 innovative road safety projects since 1992.

The Trust supports the Safe System/Vision Zero approach to road safety which has been adopted by the ACT government and other Australian jurisdictions. This Vision as set out in the overarching National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 is that "No person should be killed or seriously injured on Australian roads".

A fact sheet on the Safe System/Vision Zero funded by the Trust is available for download.

Download: Fact Sheet (PDF File - 758k)

What's new in 2014

Reducing Motorcycle Trauma in the ACT

A comprehensive and important report examining trauma outcomes for motorcyclists in the ACT. Dr Mike Bambach of UNSW draws on 10 years of data using coroner reports, hospital admission data and police reports and proposes strategies to reduce road trauma in this group.

Download: Download report (PDF File - 1230k)

NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust 2014/2015 Grant Program

Applications are now closed under the 2014/2015 Grant Program. Applications will be considered by the Trust later in the year and outcomes advised by the Secretary/Manager. Any queries in the meantime should be directed to the Secretary/Manager.

What's new in 2013

NRMA - ACT Road Safety Trust 2013/2014 Grant Program

Outcomes of 2103/2014 funding applications announced by Trust Chair.

Download: Media release (Microsoft Word Document - 37k)
Successful grants (Microsoft Word Document - 37k)

NRMA - ACT Road Safety Trust 2013/2014 Grant Program

Submissions are invited from individuals and community-based and other organisations wishing to apply for funding for projects or activities from the NRMA - ACT Road Safety Trust under the 2013/2014 Grant Program. Applications close on 8 March 2013. Please see Grant Applications section.

What's new in 2012

ANU and NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust continue older driver study

Download: Media release (Microsoft Word Document - 37k)

How Well Do we Notice Warnings? Drivers and Medication

Download: Media release (Microsoft Word Document - 36k)

ACT Cycle Study produces unexpected findings

Download: Media release (Microsoft Word Document - 34k)

CASR study

CASR study develops a systematic and reproducible procedure for evaluating the pedestrian safety performance of vehicles at different crash speeds which could benefit pedestrian safety. For more information see Reports section .

2012-2013 successful grants announced

Download: Media release (Microsoft Word Document - 31k)
Successful grants (Microsoft Word Document - 40k)

Remote and Rural Road Safety Fact Sheet

A Remote and Rural Safety Fact Sheet has been produced by the Australasian College of Road Safety with support from the Trust. ACT drivers should be aware of safety issues when driving in non city environments as the fatal crash rate in remote and rural environments is high.

Download: Remote and Rural Road Safety Fact Sheet (PDF File - 523k)

Driver behaviour

Results of a study which looked at car steering behaviour around moving obstacles in young and older groups of men and women. For more information see Reports section .

Safer road users

Report of the Motorcyle Riders Association of the ACT Ride to Thrive program 2006-2011. For more information see Reports section .

ACT pedal study confirms value of on-road lanes reserved exclusively for cyclists as a means of reducing their crash and injury rates but raises questions about safety of cycling in shared paths. For more information see Reports section .

Trust Funded PhD scholar Lucienne Kleissen's research findings at University of Canberra. The relationship between thinking and driving styles and their contribution to young driver road safety. For full copy of thesis see

Download: Download Article (PDF File - 811k)

Results relating to the immediate and sustained effect of accountability and insight interventions from a study on reducing optimism bias in young novice drivers do not support the inclusion of such interventions into current licensing procedures for young drivers. For more information see Reports section .

News Archive

For older news items see the News Archive .