$12M road safety innovation funding applications open

Applications for Round One of the Federal Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund are now open.

The program will provide grants for road safety research and technology development to improve safety outcomes across Australia.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Government takes road safety seriously because one death or one crash on the road is one too many.

“Innovation is key to supporting the Safe System approach to improving road safety and making safety front of mind for all road users,” Mr. McCormack said.

He said the fund will target innovating projects addressing priority areas, including improving road safety in regional and remote areas, reducing driver distraction and drug driving and supporting better safety outcomes for vulnerable users.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz urged any organisations with an interest in road safety research and technology development to apply for funding to help make a difference to the lives of all Australians.

“Potential projects can include innovation in road safety management initiatives, new technologies and delivery techniques or research that better informs policy development and outcomes,” Mr. Buchholz said.

The first round of funding has $2 million available to fund projects across the country over the next four years.

Applications close 18 May 2020 and will be assessed through an open competitive process.

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