MSHR seminar series 


Dr Steven Skov and Nicholas Papandonakis present ‘Road safety in the NT: Towards a safer road use culture’, on Monday, 15 October from 12pm to 1pm.

The Northern Territory has the worst road toll in Australia. In 2006 a Road Safety Task Force reported to government and made a range of recommendations to address the situation. Government accepted almost all of them and the road safety framework in the NT changed dramatically.

The reforms offer the real hope of saving many lives and saving the NT economy hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years.

Steven Skov and Nick Papandonakis were members of the Task Force and remain actively involved in implementing the recommendations and continuing reform. They will give an overview of the NT road safety story, discuss some key concepts in road safety, describe the changes that were made and give an update on the implementation process so far.

Dr Steven Skov is a public health physician with the Safety and Injury Unit, Centre for Disease Control. Nicholas Papandonakis is Director of Transport Safety, Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

This seminar takes place in Seminar Room, Menzies School of Health Research, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.