About the 3M Award

The 3M Traffic Safety Innovation Award is based on the Safe System approach. The Safe System approach aims for a more forgiving road system that takes human fallibility and vulnerability into account. Under a Safe System we design the whole transport system to protect people from death and serious injury.

The winner of the award was announced at the ENZ TG 2019 conference dinner, Tuesday 5 March 2019. Refer below for all award winners and finalists.

The winner or team leader of the winning project, Virtual reality for Safe System Design, has won a trip to the 2020 ATSSA conference in USA and a visit to the 3M head office.

Winners of the 3M Safety Innovation awards

3M Safety award


Jack Donaghy, Gary Nates, Clement Germain,
Joshua Forrest and Luan You

Virtual reality for Safe System Design

3M Safety award runner up

3M Young professional


Rebecca Tuke
4-way stop; Whose move?


David Boyce, Carol McGeady,
Rebecca Dinmore and Holly Burnett

NZ Trucking Association Inc
Safety MAN Road Safety Truck




Mike Smith, Dr Shane Turner,
Jodi Enright,
Irene Tse and Andrew Garratt,
Auckland Transport
Understanding vulnerable road user crash risk on Auckland’s high-risk arterials (CRAF and MUAF)


Bridget Carden, Stephen Ford
and Paul Durdin

Dwayne Claassen
Northern Transport Alliance
Northland programming tool


Hjarne Poulsen and Stacey Hitchcock
Dunedin City Council
Dr Glen Koorey and Warren Lloyd
Dunedin Central City Schools Cluster

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