National Road Safety Strategy Targets Safe system principles Shared responsibility Corporate responsibility International collaboration Interventions Directions – achievements by 2020 First Steps – actions by 2014 Future steps – issues for consideration But responsibility for implementation is largely with the States and Territories [PDF]: www.atcouncil.gov.au/documents/files/NRSS_2011_2020_20May11.pdf
Victoria’s road safety strategy arrive alive 2008-2017 Reduce road trauma by 30% The Safe System approach Agreed and publicised targets Safe System (aims to reduce the number of crashes, and should a crash occur reduce the severity of injury by the management of crash forces to survivable levels through the interaction of Overarching range of actions at any time Safer Speeds, Safer Roads & Roadsides and Safer Vehicles)o Unde crasheng) Safe Road Safe Roads & Safe Vehicles Users Roadsides
Peer passenger restrictions Novice driver fatal crash risk increases four times when carrying more than one peer passenger Around 26% of first year probationary drivers involved in fatal crashes are carrying two or more peer passengers From 1 July 2008, P1 probationary drivers have been restricted to carrying one peer passenger
Electronic stability control (ESC) ESC helps drivers to avoid crashes by reducing the danger of skidding, or losing control Australian research indicates that ESC reduces the risk of single vehicle crashes: – by 30% across all vehicle types – by over 50% For 4WD vehicles
Managing road safety in Victoria Transport Cabinet Committee Minister for Roads ENSURES THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A CO-ORDINATED Minister for Police & Emergency APPROACH TO ROAD Services SAFETY IN VICTORIA Minister Responsible for TAC Parliamentary Road Safety REPORTING DIRECTION / ENDORESEMENT Committee Road Safety Executive Group Road Safety Management Group CO-ORDINATION BY VICROADS External Stakeholder Victorian Community Road Local Government Consultation Safety Alliance National Issues Road Safety Education Group
Agency roles Road safety policy, management of the road safety strategy, management of the Road Safety Act, communications Courts system, infringements system, road safety camera program Third party insurance, communications Enforcement
Framework Results focus Coordination Legislation Funding and resource allocation Promotion Monitoring and evaluation Research and development and knowledge transfer
Extending capacity beyond government Research Advocacy Corporate involvement in road safety Community engagement
Research Victoria conducts substantial road safety research programs Key challenge: transfer research knowledge to build capacity among practitioners, policy makers and to inform public debate
Advocacy Active support across all levels Importance of continuing to promote Safe System thinking and building strong support for key road safety initiatives Local government and community road safety councils are important partners at the local level, with major roles in advocacy and increasing the understanding of road safety issues in their community
Corporate involvement Corporations have established relationships with employees and the community Talk to community through their brand Strength of influence OHS Good corporate citizenship
Community engagement Community involvement in local settings: – Providing government and other decision-makers with a clear and accurate understanding of the public’s priorities and needs, especially at the local level – Promoting Safe System thinking and building strong support for key road safety initiatives – Disseminating tailored, relevant information quickly to the right target audiences locally – Advocating for road safety as well as encouraging others too – Key challenge: encouraging personal responsibility for road safety
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