It is with a great sense of pride that we announce Professor Barry Watson has accepted the appointment as new Chief Executive Officer of GRSP.
Barry is the current Director of Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) in Brisbane, Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in road safety research and policy development, arising from positions in government, industry and academia.
In continued reporting on efforts to assist with the passage of the new Land Traffic Law which aims to improve the safety on Cambodia's notoriously dangerous roads, following the December approval of the final chapters of the law by the National Assembly, two further important and final steps have been taken: Senate approval and endorsement by the Royal King.
These final steps which took place on 30 December 2014 and 9 January 2015 respectively, clear the path for implementation and enforcement of the new laws.
Media Release from Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSP ZA)
While the recently released road traffic crash statistics for the 2014-2015 festive season show a marginal decline from the corresponding figures of the 2013-2014 season, they still make for grim reading. According to the figures released by Minister Dipuo Peters on 9 January 2015, during the festive period spanning 1 December 2014 to 5 January 2015; a total of 1,118 fatal crashes with 1,368 fatalities were registered. The comparable figures for the same period in 2013-2014 were 1,147 and 1,376. This indicates a marginal