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Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

Mob Rules: Doing road safety business in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (Woorabinda case study)

Colin Edmonston & Kylie Major-Oakley

National Indigenous Road Safety Forum

November, 2010


Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

  • Traditional Owners, Elders, Councillors and communities of Central Queensland, in particular Woorabinda

  • Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport

  • Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland

  • Department of Transport & Main Roads

  • Queensland Police Service

  • Central Queensland Indigenous Development


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

  • HELLO FROM AUNTY CAROL AT WOORIE


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

About Us …

  • Small decentralised team

  • Responsible for road safety delivery In Central and Central West Queensland (34% of the state)

    Program Delivery …

  • School transport safety (SCSS = 244 supervisors, SafeST)

  • Driver Reviver (8 sites + 600 volunteers)

  • Youth Drive Alive and CHOICES

  • Road safety and licensing sessions with at-risk groups

  • SKIPPER Designated Driver Program

  • Driver fatigue project in the Bowen Basin (mining focus)

  • Woorabinda Road Safety Trial*


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

Woorabinda Road Safety Trial (1)

  • Community–Government-University–Industry partnership (part-time Road Safety Officer based in Woorie)

  • Two primary objectives:

    • Deliver road safety activities and outcomes for the Woorabinda community in Central region

    • Establish protocols (guidelines) for the development and delivery of Indigenous road safety programs

  • Local priorities:licensing (100hrs); restraint use; road safety education in schools; roadworthy vehicles


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

  • Restraint use

  • Booster seats and restraints donated to day care centre

  • Free hire scheme

  • Information sessions for Mums and staff on laws, safety and fitting requirements

  • QPS active referral agent

  • High usage rates


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

  • Road safety education in schools

  • Road safety as the theme for art classes in 2010

  • Potential to integrate road safety through the newly developed Prep to P9 curriculum

  • Youth Drive Alive in 2011

  • Wadja students referred to licensing sessions (mine placements)


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

  • Fatality Free Friday

  • Restraint info sessions (TMR)

  • Roadworthy session + checks (QPS)

  • Triage and first-aid info session (QH)

  • Road safety + licensing session (TMR)

  • CQID training vehicle demo (CQID)

  • Competitions, BBQ cooked by QH


Licensing being a safe and legal driver l

Licensing – Being a Safe and Legal Driver (L)

“Who’s on your right?”

“Whether you like them or not, you can’t run them over.”

“Signs, lines and lights rule!”

“Don’t get T-boned.”

“Get about the roundabout.”


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

Inattention

Speed

Fatigue

Unrestrained

Alcohol

“Fatal 5” – “protect your family/mates”


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

  • Written tests marked by TMR official and securely stored at CDEP

  • RSO works with applicant to meet EOI requirements

  • RSO liaises with applicant and SPER

  • RSO acts as link between applicant and QPS (local licensing agent)


Ngudyamba muraga teach car

“Ngudyamba Muraga” – “Teach Car”

  • Supervision offered in the community by accredited CQID trainers (not-for-profit)

  • Bookings coordinated by CDEP – tracking people through the licensing process

  • Services offered in urban areas – including theory sessions

  • Maximising work trips through CDEP (real potential to address 100 hour requirement)

  • Local police and Driving Examiners test


Guidelines for program development 1

Guidelines for Program Development (1)

  • Consultation should be ongoing and involve:

    • Locals as leaders (not listeners)

    • Adherence to local communication and engagement protocols

    • Appropriate lead-in and decision-making time

    • Community profiling (to map resources/opportunities)

    • Transparency in process (the journey together)

  • Program objectives should:

    • Address local priorities

    • Provide practical, sustainable solutions

    • Be evidence-based

    • Focus on people, not politics (who to engage with)


Guidelines for program development 2

Guidelines for Program Development (2)

  • Program design should:

    • Link road safety to higher community priorities (eg. employment, mentoring)

    • Acknowledge “context” and the value of risk minimisation

    • Balance punitive measures with positive measures

    • Build in evaluation with realistic expectations

    • Maximise $$$ spent on delivery vs administration

    • Clearly define governance and local support structure (Kylie)

    • Consider all aspects of a ‘safe system’

    • Acknowledge ‘awareness’ underpins all behaviour change

  • Stakeholders need to be:

    • Competent + Committed

    • Cooperative/Coordinated – sharing $$$, resources, knowledge and success

    • Cashed up 


Guidelines for program delivery 1

Guidelines for Program Delivery (1)

  • Facilitator is the most valuable resource!!!

  • Link with local cultural and sporting events

  • Flexibility to accommodate Murri time or priority changes

  • Tips for effective education:

    • Learning by doing and visuals!!!

    • Group learning (train the trainer)

    • Interactive, engaging sessions

    • “Leggo approach” - consistent, repetitive messages

    • Use of humour + local examples

  • “Work together, play together”

  • “Open door policy”

  • Celebrate small successes


What s next for us

What’s next for us?

  • Continue to tackle the licensing imperative (focus on 100 hour supervision requirement in partnership with CQID and CDEP) – better coordination across the state

  • Engage community in road safety infrastructure decision-making and delivery (learn from NSW experience)

  • Ongoing funding for RSO position!!!

  • Census data collection project – partnership with ABS

  • SURVEY – Feedback from other jurisdictions on “what works” in program development and delivery (inform guidelines)


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

  • FROM WOORABINDA TO COFFS HARBOUR … A ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE FOR YOU


Colin edmonston kylie major oakley national indigenous road safety forum november 2010

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