Dr Raymond Shuey AM APM

Road safety champion

2020 VIC Senior Australian of the Year

Dr Raymond Shuey is a former Victorian police officer and Assistant Commissioner for Traffic and Operations. His signature achievement was Project Beacon, which trains police in operational safety when responding to mental health and critical incidents.

With road safety partners, Ray developed initiatives to increase enforcement and education programs – resulting in a massive reduction in the Victorian Road Toll. Following his retirement in 2003, Ray conducted reviews for Vicroads and Victoria Police, as well as co-ordinating the police response to the Bushfires Royal Commission.

Since completing a PhD in international road safety in 2012, Ray has contributed to WHO Good Practice Publications and authored many Road Safety Publications providing knowledge and inspiration for others. He regularly consults on road safety and operational safety in Australia and worldwide.

Despite suffering ill health, Ray is President of the International Safety Foundation, which facilitates the international transfer of road safety and medical equipment, to save lives in lower income countries.