TMR honoured at Australian Road Safety Awards

It was great to see a number of Queensland projects recognised with awards at yesterday’s Australian Road Safety Awards. I am particularly proud of the role of my Department in partnering to develop and implement these projects. The Emergency Vehicle Priority Project, which improves the safety and travel times of emergency services vehicles won two … Read more

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Winifred Davenport

In 1951, Win’s burgeoning engineering talents were recognised when she became the first female corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and in 1958 she followed this by becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. In a 39-year career with the Department she assumed senior roles on core engineering projects around … Read more

Graduated licences: saving lives

It has long been recognised that young drivers are one of our most at-risk road user groups, due to the combination of age, inexperience and risk-taking behaviour. Statistics show that crashes during the learner (supervised) stage are low, but this immediately increases after the transition to unsupervised/solo driving once a provisional licence is gained. One … Read more