Road safety strategy and action plans
Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Strategy 2015-21
The Queensland Government is committed to reducing the burden of road trauma on our communities. Nothing is more important than the safety of the people who travel on the state’s vast road network.
Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Strategy 2015-2021 marks the first time a Queensland government has committed to a vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries. While this is an ambitious concept, it is supported by informed targets. In Queensland, we will aim to:
- reduce fatalities from 303 (average 2008-2010) to 200 or fewer by 2020
- reduce hospitalised casualties from 6,670 (average 2008-2010) to 4,669 or fewer by 2020.
Under this strategy, 4 guiding principles will be adopted:
The true road toll is broader than fatalities - We will expand our understanding of the ‘road toll’ to all fatal and hospitalised casualties.
We need an ambitious vision with interim targets to inspire and motivate action - We will adopt an ambitious long-term vision, supported by interim targets.
Safe system principles are the foundation for action - We will entrench the mindset that the whole system must be safe at every level of road safety management, and develop solutions based on evidence and innovation.
Road safety is everyone’s issue and everyone’s responsibility - We will drive a fundamental change in the culture and attitude to road safety.
Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Action Plan 2015-17
Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Action Plan 2015–17 is the first in a series to be launched under the new strategy. It will help implement the steps we need to take to begin achieving the long term goals outlined in the strategy.
The action plan includes 57 initiatives totalling more than $500 million to be implemented over the next 2 financial years. Action will be taken in the key areas of education and engagement, enforcement, technology, roads and roadside infrastructure, research, data and innovation, and governance and strategy. This investment includes Safer Roads Sooner, Safety Mass Actions, treating emerging crash locations, federal Black Spot projects and targeted motorway treatments.
Consultation with members of the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum, along with community members, local and international research and the National Road Safety Strategy, informed the preparation of both the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Strategy 2015-21 and Action Plan 2015-17 and discuss implementation.
Delivering Heavy Vehicle Safety Solutions Together: Queensland's Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2016–18
The Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2016–18 presents 31 initiatives across 6 key action areas. These initiatives aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in crashes involving heavy vehicles. The Action Plan will be delivered by the Queensland Government in partnership with the the heavy vehicle industry over the next 2 years.
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