List of recommendations made in the interim report
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government commit $150 000 for
three years from 2016-17 to fund the continued operation of the
Australian Trauma Registry.
committee recommends that the National Transport Commission amend the model
Australian Road Rules to mandate a safe passing distance for drivers overtaking
cyclists of one metre where the speed limit is 60 kilometres per hour or lower
and 1.5 metres where the speed limit is higher.
committee recommends that the National Transport Commission re‑establish
a national consultative committee on motorcycle safety.
committee recommends that the National Transport Commission develop and
implement a national strategy for motorcycle safety.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government commit increased
financial support to Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) over the
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government work with state and
territory governments to ensure that display of Australasian New Car Assessment
Program (ANCAP) safety ratings becomes mandatory at point of sale.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government continues to fund Monash
University Accident Research Centre to produce the Used Car Safety Ratings.
committee recommends that the Australian Design Rules be immediately amended to
require all new light vehicles sold in Australia from 1 June 2017 be
fitted with automatic emergency braking technology.
committee recommends that Commonwealth Government increase funding to the Black
Spot Programme and increase the percentage allocated to regional and remote
committee recommends that the definition of 'black spot' be revised to account
for the dispersed nature of accidents in regional and remote areas.
committee recommends that Commonwealth, state and territory governments work
with police agencies to increase the number of point-to-point speed cameras in
regional and remote areas.
committee recommends that the Australian Curriculum includes road awareness
training for both primary and secondary school students.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government in the 2018–2020 National
Road Safety Strategy Action Plan commit to the introduction of accredited post‑licence
driver education programs.
committee recommends that Austroads work with state and territory driver
licensing authorities to introduce compulsory first aid training as a
condition of receiving a learner's permit or renewing a drivers licence.
committee recommends that Australian Skills Quality Authority conduct an audit
of all heavy vehicle driver training facilities (registered training
organisations) in Australia.
committee recommends that all visa holders undergo driver skill tests
before their heavy vehicle driving licences are recognised in Australia.
committee recommends that the Western Australian and Northern Territory
governments continue to work with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator towards
their adoption of the National Heavy Vehicle Law.
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