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Funding is now available to lower road trauma as part of round two of the Road Safety Innovation Fund.

Local MP Darren Chester encouraged organisations with an interest in road safety research and technology development to apply.

“Every year we see many lives lost on our roads and investing in ideas and initiatives to create safer roads for all users will help us lower this number,” Mr Chester said.

“This is one of the ways the federal government is investing in improving road conditions and road safety for all road users.

“Potential projects could include new technologies, delivery techniques, road safety management initiatives, research or policy development for improving road safety outcomes.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Road Safety Innovation Fund program would provide grants fund innovative research and technology development, supporting the Federal Government’s road safety agenda.

“Improving safety on our roads is critically important – even one death or serious injury on our roads is one too many, and last year 1,106 Australians lost their life to road crashes,” Mr McCormack said.

“The Government is serious about driving down death and serious injury on our roads and we are committed to achieving Vision Zero – zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

“To get there, we must look at road safety over the next decade in a new way.”

Applications close on March 29, 2021.

Further information can be found: www.grants.gov.au

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