National Road Safety Strategy
The National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 represents the commitment of federal, state and territory governments to an agreed set of national goals, objectives and action priorities; setting out a path for action to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on Australian roads.
The 2017 Implementation Status Report PDF: 602 KB , detailing progress on the strategy and supporting Action Plan for 2015–2017, was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council on 10 November 2017.
Report of the National Drug Driving Working Group
In November 2017, the Transport and Infrastructure Council agreed to the formation of a cross-jurisdictional National Drug Driving Working Group to progress the development of best practice approaches to roadside drug testing in Australia. This action aligns with Priority 5 of the National Road Safety Action Plan 2018-2020 a commitment made by federal, state and territory governments to mitigate drug driving and meet targets for road trauma reduction contained in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020.
The National Drug Driving Working Group’s report Australia’s Second Generational Approach to Roadside Drug Testing was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials’ Committee in October 2018. The report found that Australia is the world leader in drug driving enforcement and deterrence. The report considers strategies to guide our future approach to reducing drug driving on Australian roads and proposes recommendations for jurisdictions to consider in working towards a national best practice model of roadside drug testing and general deterrence.
The full report is available here: PDF: 650 KB
Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020
The Australian Government initiated an Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) in 2017. On 12 September 2018 the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) Inquiry panel provided its report to the Australian Government at Parliament House.
Road safety in Australia
The National Road Safety Strategy is an initiative of the Transport and Infrastructure Council, and is established cooperatively by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.
Road safety performance
The primary measure of success will be the reduction in the numbers of deaths and serious injuries from road crashes. Progress is also assessed using a series of safety performance indicators (SPIs).
The National Road Safety Action Plan supports the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.
National Road Safety Strategy
The National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 is Australia's 10 year plan to reduce the annual numbers of deaths and serious injuries from road crashes by at least 30 per cent.
Road safety projects
A range of research and development work and other national projects are linked to the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy.
Global road safety
Australia is collaborating in global efforts to improve road safety through a number of international forums and initiatives, including the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020.