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AAA Calls for Community Discussion on NRSS

3.12.2010

Australia's peak motoring body, the Australian Automobile Association, has called on the motoring public and wider community to take a part in the discussion on development of the next 10-year National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS).

The NRSS Consultation Process seeks debate and response to the strategy paper issued by the Australian Transport Council this week – the paper has set a target of a 30 per cent reduction in road deaths between 2011 and 2020 and canvasses a range of options to achieve that target.

Public consultation for the NRSS will run through to 11 February, with the final 10-year plan due to be released in May.

AAA Chief Executive, Mike Harris, noted that the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety sets a targeted 50 per cent reduction of fatalities between 2011 and 2020," Mr Harris said.

"The Federal Government is a sponsor of the UN Declaration and, accordingly, Australia's next National Road Safety Strategy should at least reflect our international commitments," Mr Harris said.

"AAA and the clubs reserve their right to comment critically or positively on the targets and activities proposed in the draft NRSS.

"Some 4 people die every day on average on Australian roads – something must be done and this 10-year NRSS is the blueprint to bringing down the fatalities and trauma caused from road crashes.

"It is important for all in the road safety area, governments, the media, the motoring public and the entire Australian community to take stock and become involved in this public discussion on how best we can bring down these fatalities and road trauma."

The NRSS can be viewed at:

 

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/national_road_safety_strategy/files/Draft_National_Road_Safety_Strategy.pdf

 

 

 

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