National Road Safety Strategy
The National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 represents the commitment of federal, state and territory governments to an agreed set of national goals, objectives and action priorities; setting out a path for action to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on Australian roads.
The 2017 Implementation Status Report PDF: 602 KB , detailing progress on the strategy and supporting Action Plan for 2015–2017, was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council on 10 November 2017.
Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020
On 8 September 2017 the Australian Government announced the commencement of an inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Terms of Reference PDF: 185 KB
- Submissions to the Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020
An extension has been provided for the Closing Date for Submissions. The Closing Date is now 2 March 2018 at 5:00pm ACT time.
Roadside drug testing
A national scoping study PDF: 2256 KB into roadside drug testing across Australia has been completed. The researchers noted that overall, Australia has the most intensive roadside drug testing program in the world, with roadside oral fluid testing introduced in Australia a decade or more before any other jurisdiction internationally. Consultation indicated that Australian states and territories are interested in moving forward to: develop a deterrence model; improve testing technology, particularly to reduce the time taken at the roadside for sample collection and analysis; and to develop an evidentiary roadside test with no further lab testing required.
Road safety in Australia
The National Road Safety Strategy is an initiative of the Transport and Infrastructure Council, and is established cooperatively by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.
Road safety performance
The primary measure of success will be the reduction in the numbers of deaths and serious injuries from road crashes. Progress is also assessed using a series of safety performance indicators (SPIs).
Action Plan 2015–2017
The National Road Safety Action Plan supports the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2010, identifying nineteen priority action items for the three years 2015 to 2017.
National Road Safety Strategy
The National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 is Australia's 10 year plan to reduce the annual numbers of deaths and serious injuries from road crashes by at least 30 per cent.
Road safety projects
A range of research and development work and other national projects are linked to the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy.
Global road safety
Australia is collaborating in global efforts to improve road safety through a number of international forums and initiatives, including the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020.