The AAA welcomed the significant increase in spending on land transport infrastructure in the October 2020 federal Budget, with investment increasing from $9.25 billion in 2020-21 to $12.89 billion in 2023-24.
The AAA’s final quarterly report benchmarking the performance of the Strategy shows its key targets to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent by the end of 2020 have not been met.
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.
This report summarises commissioned research to build an evidence-based toolkit of intervention resources aimed at reducing young drivers’ in-vehicle mobile phone use.