This edition shows that transport costs, like the economy, are showing early, tentative signs of recovery back into growth as Australia emerges from the pandemic-fuelled downturn, increasing by 1.2 per cent in the third quarter.
This report finds that road fatalities increased by 12.9 per cent from the
previous quarter, which correlates with reports of increased travel and
traffic, as people have been returning to the nation’s roads during the
most recent phase of COVID-19.
This Progress Report – current to the end of 2018 – confirms many agreed targets still cannot be measured, while for several safety indicators targets are yet to be set.
Transport costs have fallen by 5.8 per cent since the beginning of the year. However, many households are not feeling the full impact of the reduction in costs as the pandemic keeps many Australians off our roads and away from public transport.
This report summarises commissioned research to build an evidence-based toolkit of intervention resources aimed at reducing young drivers’ in-vehicle mobile phone use.