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A New Strategy is an Opportunity for Leadership.

Lydon, M

General

2009

The development of a new national road safety strategy provides an opportunity to change our approach to road transport, which in Australia claims the lives of over 1500 people and seriously injures 30,000 more each year. If these losses occurred in another transport mode or as a result of natural disaster a public outcry and demand for government action would follow, but in the case of road transport there is still an underlying belief that road trauma is an acceptable cost of mobility (or our desired life style) and moreover is the fault of the victims and so not the concern of society.