Lindsay Fox appointed road safety ambassador

By: Jason Whittaker


The Australian Transport Council (ATC) has appointed transport magnate Lindsay Fox as a road safety ambassador to assist the National

The Australian Transport Council (ATC) has appointed transport magnate Lindsay Fox as a road safety ambassador to assist the National Road Safety Council.

Fox will join three other ambassadors — former AFL star David Wirrpanda, Sunrise host Melissa Doyle and radio presenter Neil Mitchell.

Ministers appointed seven road safety experts to the Council, which will be chaired by Roger Cook, the current chair of the South Australian Motor Accident Commission.

He will be joined by Ann Bunnell of the Australian Foundation of the Alliance for Healthy Cities and the President of the Australian Automobile Association, Freda Crucitti.

Emeritus Professor Maryann Bin-Sallik of Charles Darwin University has also been appointed, as has former motorcycle racing champion Wayne Gardner.

Dr Soames Job from the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and Professor Ian Johnston from the National Transport Commission have also been named.

"The Council’s immediate task will be to advise governments on the development of the next 10-year National Road Safety Strategy, a long-term vision for road safety improvements," the communiqué reads.

The new strategy will be designed to tackle road safety for the period 2011 to 2020 and adopt national targets to reduce death and serious injury.

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