NTC Deputy Chairman inducted by ARRB

National Transport Commission (NTC) Deputy Chairman, Ian Johnston AM, was inducted into the first Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant contribution to ARRB and the transport industry.

“Ian has been an asset to the NTC since his appointment as a Commissioner in 2008. His wide-ranging experience within the transport industry has been vital in helping shape many of our reforms,” said NTC Chief Executive, Nick Dimopoulos.

Professor Johnston has worked in various roles in the transport industry including researcher, policy analyst, program administrator, senior executive and non- executive board member. But his main passion lies in road and transport safety issues and their role in societies, governments and organisations.

Professor Johnston joined ARRB in 1979 as one of three chief scientists leading the organisation’s research into human factors and road safety. His biggest achievement with ARRB was convincing its board to fund research into the effects of alcohol-affected drivers on our roads.

According to Professor Johnston, the most satisfying aspect of his career has been working towards ensuring safer roads for all users.

“I feel very fortunate in being able to assist in saving lives and reducing injuries, as road crashes place an enormous burden on our society,” he said.

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