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Curbing roadside hazards.

Smith, G

Road Environment

2007

In 2004 the ACRS published “ Road Safety Towards 2010” – a compilation of expert views on what was needed to achieve the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) target of a 40% reduction in the road crash death rate by 2010. By the time the review was published, the road death rate had been trending downwards and was only slightly above the pro-rata target. Many contributors to the review, while noting the need to maintain the effort to improve safety, were cautiously optimistic. Now however, three years since the College review was published and with four years remaining in the national strategy, the task of achieving the national target is more daunting than ever.