How a company that builds roads and a not-for-profit that works to prevent road fatalities and injuries came together to form a partnership to save lives.
Road trauma in Australia results in around 1,300 deaths and 65,000 people hospitalised each year. Estimates suggest that road trauma costs the Australian government $27 billion annually, but of course the human cost to families affected by road trauma is immeasurable.
Last year Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) announced a significant partnership with Transurban, with hopes to reduce trauma on our roads, particularly in older drivers, motorbike riders and young adults in back seats. The Transurban Road Safety Centre at NeuRA is Australia's first dedicated centre for road safety research and will feed information directly into legislation, standards and guidelines designed to decrease the occurrence of serious road trauma.
NeuRA is a not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney that aims to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research. In business since…