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AusRAP rates highways in New South Wales and Queensland for safety.

Smith, G



During December 2007, Australian Automobile Association clubs, RACQ and NRMA Motoring and Services, published Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) reports which explore the role of roads in road safety. They used differing, though complementary, methods of identifying risky sections of highways. The results of these reports are summarised in this article.

Prior to examining the results of the reports, it is instructive to consider how Queensland and NSW are performing overall in road safety. Perhaps the broadest measure of performance is the number of deaths per population against the National Road Safety Strategy target.