Iain Cameron wins ACRS fellowship

WA road safety champion lauded for Towards Zero strategy.

Iain Cameron wins ACRS fellowship
Iain Cameron has been recognised for his efforts to improve road safety.


The Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS) has awarded Austroads safety program manager Iain Cameron its fellowship prize for 2014.

The WA road safety expert received the prize at a dedicated award ceremony in Melbourne on November 13.

Cameron has led the Office of Road Safety in WA for 15 years and was noted as a champion of the ‘Towards Zero’ approach that will be the focus of the State’s road safety strategy until at least 2020.

That direction is already having a positive effect on road trauma statistics. In 2013, WA saw a 19.5 per cent drop in fatalities on its roads, when compared with the 2007 base line.

Cameron is also an independent director of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program and chairs the Austroads Safety Taskforce, managing research and policy development for roads and transport ministers across the country.

He has even been recognised for his international road safety work.  Cameron is the chair of the Organisation for Economic and Cooperation Development’s working group on safe system implementation.

Acting WA road safety minister John Day says Cameron had made a vital contribution towards the State’s reduced road toll.

"Iain Cameron is at the forefront of the development of the Towards Zero strategy which aims to deliver a 40 per cent reduction in serious injury crashes by 2020," he says.

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