Improving Road Safety in Australia

October 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-131-5

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Abbreviations

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction and background

  Committee establishment
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Report structure
  Road trauma in Australia
  Road trauma rates in regional Australia
  Cost of road trauma
  Improving road safety in Australia
  The Safe System approach
  NRSS 2021-2030

Chapter 2—Jurisdictional cohesion

  Federal, whole-of-government leadership, strategy and investment
  Safe System principles
  Committee view
  The Office of Road Safety (ORS)
  Committee view
  Funding
  Committee view
  Data
  Committee view
  State and territory partnership
  Programs and their effectiveness
  Committee view
  Western Australian Government
  NSW Government
  Victoria
  Committee view
  Local Government
  Committee view

Chapter 3—Parliamentary Standing Committee

  Role of the Standing Committee
  Bipartisan approach
  Leadership
  Accountability
  Stakeholder coordination
  Recommendations for a different oversight body
  Committee view

Chapter 4—Road network

  Road quality
  Improving road quality
  Infrastructure investment and safety
  Infrastructure funding linked to safety performance
  Star ratings for roads
  Key performance indicators
  Improvements for vulnerable road users
  Committee view

Chapter 5—Vehicle fleet management

  The Australian vehicle fleet
  Workplace fleet vehicles
  Heavy vehicles
  Electric and autonomous vehicles
  Committee view

Chapter 6—Driver behaviour and education

  Driver behaviour
  Distraction
  Mobile phone use - attitudes and enforcement
  Speed management
  Committee view
  Technology
  Committee view
  Driver education and training
  Support for disadvantaged drivers
  Committee view

Chapter 7—National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030

  2011-2020 National Road Safety Strategy Inquiry
  Implementation of findings
  Office of Road Safety
  Leadership
  Accountability
  Targets
  Key Performance Indicators
  Stakeholder engagement
  Specific issues
  Committee comment

Appendix 1—Submissions

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3511
Fax: 02 6277 5811
roadsafety.sen@aph.gov.au