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Project RAPTAR: Reduce Accidents, Prevent Tragedy, Activate Resources.

Musumeci, M

Community Based Road Safety


The Ravenshoe area in North Queensland had an unacceptably high rate of serious traffic accidents and ongoing traffic-related offences, with a high rate of injuries and fatalities. The Ravenshoe Police Division recognised that something had to be done urgently to address this ongoing carnage. After much research and community consultation, Project RAPTAR was formulated.

RAPTAR stands for Reduce Accidents, Prevent Tragedy, Activate Resources. Key representatives from the community, local businesses, government and others concerned about road safety were approached to form an action group. Interested participants formed a working group to discuss, develop and implement a range of initiatives to combat the high rate of road crashes and to bring about lasting change in road safety in the area.