In 2011, all Australian governments signed on to a 10-year plan to improve road safety, reduce crashes and save lives.
AAA analysis shows that this National Road Safety Strategy is failing to meet the majority of its targets, including progress towards a reduction of road deaths by 30 per cent by 2020. Only four of 33 safety performance indicators are on track after seven years of the strategy. Alarmingly, a number of indicators have no way to be measured, and some even failed to have specific targets in place at all.
In order to save lives, the AAA is calling on the Federal Government to take a more serious approach to the strategy.
There are practical steps that can be taken:
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Barnaby Joyce, has said that removing tariffs on safer new vehicles should be seriously considered.read more
AAA shows almost 90 per cent of National Road Safety Strategy targets will not be met and governments are failing to fulfill their commitments.read more
No Australian state is on track to achieve the road death reductions targeted under the National Road Safety Strategy.read more