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The Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forums

There is no single solution to eliminating road trauma. The Queensland Government works with a wide range of stakeholders to improve the safety of roads and roadsides, speeds, vehicles and behaviours. The Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum convenes from time to time to advise government on critical road safety issues. Members include representatives from key industry and community organisations, research institutions, government agencies and peak bodies representing road user groups.

Forum 1

The Queensland Government held the first Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum on Friday 10 April 2015 at Parliament House. The forum was the first step in a holistic approach to improve safety on Queensland’s vast road network following the tragic loss of life on the road over the Easter 2015 long weekend. Read the key themes and summary of the first Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum, community members were also invited to provide input.

Forum 2

The second forum was held on Monday 24 August 2015, after Queensland Road Safety Week, at Parliament House to launch the new Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Strategy 2015-21 and Action Plan 2015-17 and discuss implementation.

Forum 3

The third forum, held on Tuesday 9 February 2016, gathered members together to discuss the year ahead, especially focusing on drink and drug driving in Queensland.

Forum 4

The fourth forum was held on Monday 5 December 2016. The primary focus of the forum was how to reduce and eliminate the number of people seriously injured on Queensland roads. The ideas generated at the forum are informing the development of the next two year road safety action plan. Read the key themes and summary of the fourth Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum.

Other stakeholder forums

As a commitment of Queensland's Road Safety Action Plan 2015-17, the department convened in late 2015, a Citizens' Taskforce made up of 25 randomly recruited Queenslanders to consider if incentives could help improve driver safety, including for young people.

The group included young drivers, parents of young drivers, experienced drivers and people who have commercial driving experience. Members came from the greater Brisbane area, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Cairns and Townsville.

The Citizens’ Taskforce independently developed and submitted its report Incentives to improve road safety to the Queensland Government. The government’s response and planned actions are contained in its report Response to the 2015 Citizens’ Taskforce Report: Incentives to improve road safety.

Get involved

The Queensland Government is committed to reducing the burden of road trauma on our communities, and has a long-term vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries; but when it comes to road safety, we all have a role to play. To see how you can get involved and take action on serious road trauma visit Join the Drive to Save Lives.

Last updated
19 June 2017