On 30 October 2014, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 9 September 2015.
Aspects of road safety in Australia, having particular regard to:
a. the social and economic cost of road-related injury and death;
b. the importance of design standards on imported vehicles, as Australian vehicle manufacturing winds down;
c. the impact of new technologies and advancements in understanding of vehicle design and road safety;
d. the different considerations affecting road safety in urban, regional and rural areas;
e. other associated matters.