The ACT has a good road safety record in comparison to other parts of Australia, and indeed the world. Despite this, there is no room for complacency. Each year an average of 14 people are killed and 565 people are injured on ACT roads. In the 5 years 2006 to 2010, 71 people were killed and 2,827 people were injured.
The Attorney General, Simon Corbell, released the ACT Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 and the ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2013 in the Legislative Assembly on 15 November 2011.
The Strategy provides a framework for addressing ACT road safety concerns over the next 10 years. The Action Plan provides a list of items to be progressed over the next 3 years (including 2011) aligned with the short term initiatives in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020.
The previous ACT Road Safety Strategy 2007-2010, and its supporting Action Plans, were based on an integrated approach to improving road safety, using a range of education, encouragement, engineering, enforcement, evaluation and support measures.
The new Strategy for 2011-2020 continues this integrated approach, but with a stronger vision element based on Vision Zero, more robust application of national “safe system” principles and stronger measures to address cultural change.
The Strategy and Action Plan are also designed to support ACT implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020. The Strategy adopts and complements the principles of the National Strategy, in particular its vision, targets and focus on the safe system approach.
Current ACT Strategy and Action Plan:
- ACT Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 [PDF 977 Kb]
- ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2013 [PDF 1.4 MB]
- ACT Road Safety Action Plan [PDF 2.4 MB]
National Road Safety Strategy:
The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 was released on 20 May 2011 by the Australian Transport Council. For further details see the following link here.