Ann Williamson

Professor Ann Williamson, Professor of Aviation Safety and Director of Transport and Road Safety Research has just been appointed to the new National Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal which begins in July, 2012. The appointment is in recognition of her extensive expertise on the impacts of driver fatigue on Transport and road safety.

Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Relations Jacinta Collins said the work of the Tribunal will reduce the economic incentives for drivers to make unfair and unrealistic deadlines, cut corners on safety and maintenance, or take illicit substances to keep them awake to get to destinations on time. The Tribunal will make a real difference in improving road safety for truck drivers, their families and all Australian road users, Senator Collins said.