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The relevance of Australasian road safety strategies in a future context

Hughes, B P

Safe System & Transport Planning Policy Development And Implementation Road Safety Strategy

ARSC conference 2018

The improvements to road safety since the 1970’s are becoming increasingly difficult to sustain in many developed countries. This paper analyses ten Australasian Government road safety strategies against three key criteria: 1. a comprehensive framework for road safety, 2. anticipated changes to transport and the economy, and 3. the changing and variable nature of future transport and its context. The analysis concludes that current Australasian road safety strategies are weak in some areas of content and do not address future challenges. Improvements are suggested to the strategies’ thoroughness and robustness.