City of Busselton snares federal funding for road safety project

A City of Busselton project testing new technology to warn motorists of cyclists has won a share of $2 million in funding from the Commonwealth Road Safety Innovation Fund.

It was one of 13 projects that will share in funding over the next four years through Round 1 of the Road Safety Innovation Fund, which finances research projects ranging from protecting vulnerable users – including pedestrians, cyclists and children – through to crash prediction models, improving night visibility of signs, boosting heavy vehicle safety by trialing automated inspection capabilities, and driver decline sensitivity testing.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the Road Safety Innovation Fund was proving popular, with 104 applications for grant funding in Round 1.

Round 2 of the Road Safety Innovation Fund Round 2 is expected to open in late 2020. For more information, visit the Office of Road Safety’s website.