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Time to get serious.

Scruby, H



The Australian Transport Council’s National Road Safety Action Plan for 2007 and 2008 states: ‘‘Improvements in speed management have generally been incremental since 2000, but in Victoria large scale integrated speed management initiatives were implemented from early 2002. Measured travel speeds declined on many parts of the road network, not just at enforcement sites. ‘‘These changes were followed by a large and sustained reduction in road deaths, particularly among vulnerable road users and in urban areas, where the effect of travel speeds was greatest. ‘‘There is evidence that improved speed management has made a major contribution to the overall improvement in road safety outcomes in Victoria.’’