Mornington Vic, Thursday 28th February 2019
This year at our Road Safety Forum we have a very exciting line up of presenters. Along with the all The State reports we will have a presentation from –
Tim Conboy– Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, who will be giving us all the latest of our legal rights as motorcycle riders and what they have been fighting for on our behalf.
Kenn Beer – Safe System Solutions BEng (Hons), RPEng, MPIA
Kenn is a specialist road safety engineer and accredited trainer with 18 years of experience in road safety in Australia, the USA, Asia and New Zealand.
During his time at VicRoads, Kenn held a variety of positions including Senior Road Safety Engineer, Motorcycle Safety Coordinator, Team Leader Road Safety Projects and Manager Program Development.
Kenn is recognised as a world leader in motorcycle safety infrastructure and has had roles advising the Australian, New Zealand, Philippines and Colorado Governments on the subject.
While at VicRoads Kenn Beer spent years managing the Motorcycle Safety Infrastructure Program. In this time, over $25 million were invested in Victoria on infrastructure improvements to specifically reduce road trauma for motorcycle riders.
Kenn is a licensed rider, accredited trainer, assessor and Senior Road Safety Auditor. In 2017, Kenn lead a team that won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for the Making Roads Motorcycle Friendly training package.
A recent video (5min) capturing Kenn’s approach to motorcycle safety can be viewed here:
Dr. Liz De Rome, PhD – Deakin University (Motocap)
Dr Liz de Rome has worked in motorcycle safety research and strategic planning for almost 20 years. Liz developed the first Australian motorcycle safety strategic plan for the Motorcycle Council of NSW including their unique website to provide riders with evidence-based information about motorcycle safety.
Her Gear Study was a world-first cohort study of motorcycle crashes to investigate the effectiveness of motorcycle protective clothing. Her results established strong benefits in injury protection but also exposed high levels of failure with many garments found to be not fit for purpose.
Liz has been a long-time advocate for a star rating scheme for motorcycle protective clothing and has led and now manages the Australian and New Zealand Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program – MotoCAP. Her other work includes the Good Gear Guide and the development of Victoria’s new motorcyclists’ graduated education and licensing scheme (M-GLS).
Liz is Senior Research Fellow, Motorcycle Safety at Deakin University in the Institute for Frontier Materials. She is a member of the National and State Executives of the Australasian College of Road Safety and the US Transportation Research Board sub-committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds.
This will be an informative and as I know these presenters personally also a very entertaining couple of hours, Please come along and discover just what is happening by many people to ensure you all have great rides but more importantly get home to your family and friends.
The Road Safety Forum will be held on Thursday 28th February
from 10.00 to 12.00 in the Gunnamatta Room, onsite at the Mornington Racecourse. As this will be during the Public Open Day, members not registered to attend the National Rally will be welcome at the Road Safety Forum during the Open Day. Open Day access costs apply.
Ulysses Club Road Safety Committee.