Driving Reform: final report for the Inquiry into Road Safety

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76982-412-6

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List of Recommendations



1. Introduction and background

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Road trauma in Australia
  The Office of Road Safety
  National Road Safety Strateg
  Previous inquiries
  Notes on terminology and references

2. Leadership, oversight and collaboration

  National leadership
  Parliamentary oversight
  Office of Road Safety
  State government
  Local governments
  Road safety data
  Committee view

3. Road infrastructure

  Infrastructure design and planning
  Road safety treatments
  Roads and infrastructure in regional and remote areas
  Infrastructure improvements for vulnerable road users
  Encouraging active travel
  Infrastructure under the
  Committee view

4. Funding and investment

  Approaches to road safety funding
  Allocation of funding: metropolitan vs regional areas
  Funding for local government
  Infrastructure funding and safety outcomes
  Funding and road safety data
  Funding and the
  Committee view

5. Vehicle safety

  Vehicle safety features
  Mechanisms to encourage uptake of safer vehicles
  Safer vehicles: education and awareness
  Connected and autonomous vehicles
  Electric vehicles
  Safety for new and emerging vehicles
  Committee view

6. Speed, distraction, and intoxication

  Speed management
  Driver distraction
  Drug and alcohol use
  Deterrence and enforcement
  Dangerous behaviours under the
  Committee view

7. Education, licensing, and awareness

  School-based education
  Pre-licence training and licence requirements
  Post-licence education
  Training and licensing for specific groups of road users
  Focus areas for driver education
  Ongoing fitness to drive
  Community education and awareness
  Committee view

8. Road safety in the workplace

  Improving road safety in the workplace
  Safety for road workers
  Road safety and the gig economy
  Committee view

9. Road safety in the heavy vehicle sector

  Heavy vehicle safety features
  Commercial incentives towards unsafe behaviour
  Heavy vehicle data
  Formal safety management
  Heavy vehicle operator accreditation
  Fatigue management
  Rest areas
  Training and licensing for the heavy vehicle sector
  Driver physical and mental health
  Suicide in the road transport system
  Committee view

10. Post-crash response and trauma support

  Post-crash response in road safety strategies
  Enhancing and maintaining the quality of post-crash care
  Improving emergency response in regional, rural, and remote areas
  Improving post-crash response through vehicle features
  Support for first responders
  Heavy vehicle drivers acting as first responders
  Reporting of road crashes in the media
  Committee view

A. Submissions

B. Public hearings

C. Government responses to recommendations of the previous Joint Select Committee on Road Safety

D. Point-to-point speed camera deployment by jurisdiction

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 4707

About this inquiry

The Joint Select Committee on Road Safety, the second of the 46th Parliament, was established by a resolution of appointment that was passed by the House of Representatives on 25 February 2021 and the Senate on 15 March 2021.


Past Public Hearings

14 Dec 2021: Canberra
14 Oct 2021: Canberra
12 Oct 2021: Canberra