'Impacts of caravan accidents are
launches new alliance
to improve road safety for RVers
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AUSTRALIA'S peak body for the caravan and
camping industry has launched a new initiative which turns the spotlight
on road safety.
It comes as RV manufacturers enjoy a sudden boom in orders from would-be
travellers planning to hit the road after being forced to abandon overseas
holidays in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.
They will join over 740,000 camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes
already registered in Australia today.
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia said it was "proud" to
announce its new Caravan & Trailer Road Safety Alliance.
Chief executive Stuart Lamont, who is a strong advocate for the alliance,
stressed that "one caravan accident is one caravan accident too many".
"Anything we can do collectively to assist in making sure that families
get home to their loved ones after their caravanning trip should be
encouraged," he said
'Great step in working
towards strong outcomes'
"The impacts of caravan accidents are devastating. The alliance is a great
step in working towards strong outcomes for all road users."
It addresses six initial key areas ... technology, regulation development,
insurance, government interaction and grants, research and consumer
Headed up by well known industry stalwart Peter May, the alliance will
proactively investigate key projects which enhance consumer safety.
Mr May has previously held positions on the association's national board
as well as being a longstanding council member (including a time as
president) for Caravan Industry Victoria.
He has been a longtime advocate for better consumer outcomes and is
reported to be passionate towards making a difference through the
The association said the alliance has been "warmly welcomed" by industry
and government alike.
The opportunity to participate was available for funding partners who will
regularly meet to concider key priorities.
For further information on the Alliance contact
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