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Engaging with the Community – a case study of best practice road safety consultation. Abstract only.

Darby, J

Community Based Road Safety

ACRS conference 2009

Road Trauma is a leading cause of death & serious injury in WA. 2006/2007 saw an increase in deaths necessitating new, longer term approaches and comprehensive measures. Evidence supports a Safe System road safety philosophy, a profound shift in thinking and insight in society’s effort to curb road trauma. A fundamental principle of road safety is shared responsibility where evidence supports community participation making positive contributions to the enhancement of health & road safety initiatives. ‘Towards Zero’ road safety strategy provides a useful case study of best practice community consultation to guide road safety policy & direction 2008-2020.