The Boylan Team
Our goal is to save lives!
Following the sale of Boylan Traffic Solutions (hire) to Coates in 2011; the Boylan Group have focused their energies on providing the Australian market with cutting-edge, proven, Road Safety infrastructure, concept and material initiatives. As an extension of the philosophy and drive of founder, Peter Boylan, our primary goal is to save lives on our roads; to be an accessible resource to design and construction and to ensure that Australia is at the forefront, and benefits from, road safety initiatives.
As Peter Boylan says, “if we are not taking every opportunity to save lives, we are costing lives!” There is a wealth of experience, technologies and concepts/trends out there, and lessons to be learned from the failures and successes of others. We at the Boylan Group pride ourselves on sharing the information we glean from around the world with design and industry, and making these proven technologies available for use in Australia.
Hailing from a background of motor racing with good mates Sir Jack Brabham, Peter Brock and Allan Moffat, Peter’s first inclination towards road safety was unsurprisingly from the drivers’ perspective. However, this view was to undergo rapid transformation and expansion, on analysis of the fatality and injury statistics pertaining to workzones.
In 2013, 191 workers were fatally injured at work across Australia, which is 16% lower than the 228 deaths recorded in 2012. Over the recording series of 11 years, two thirds involved a vehicle and in 2013, 40% of these occurred on a public road. Allowing for the fact that these may not have all involved a workzone, the statistics are still cause for concern and redress. The message however is clear, “Workzone incidents destroy lives!”
The rate of fatalities in road crashes per 100,000 population in every state has declined dramatically over the last four decades, from 28.9 in 1970 to 4.6 in 2013 (in NSW alone).
The most recent figures represent the lowest rates since records began in the early years of last century, despite a considerable increase in the number of registered motor vehicles on the roads compared to that time. We are heading in the right direction, but the sad fact remains that approximately 1200 people still lost their lives over the preceding 12 months with, what is often forgotten, the economic & social cost of crashes to the community. The NRMA utilising the analysis conducted by The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE, 2009) deaths & injuries cost:- $2.8bn per annum.
Please consider the Boylan Team and myself to be at your service.