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Retrospective on Road Safety Visits to Sweden and Ireland.

Smith, G

General

2007

This is a shortened version of a talk presented at the December 2006 meeting of the Queensland Chapter of the College.

A visit to Europe in 2005 brought my wife Lyn and I into contact with a number of Road Safety practitioners. Out of these contacts came an invitation to visit Sweden to have a look at the “Vision Zero” concept. It also resulted in an invitation to present a paper and conduct a workshop at the Vision in Vehicles Conference in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2006. I have been a Senior Road Safety Educator at Roadcraft in Gympie, Queensland for more than 20 years. In common with all other educators in our organisation I work part-time. Roadcraft is a not-for-profit organisation started nearly 30 years ago by members of the local Rotary clubs with the help of other service organisations.