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.

2018 Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy: Final response and implementation arrangements

On 22 November 2019 the Transport and Infrastructure Council agreed to a final response and implementation arrangements PDF: 356 KB for the recommendations of the Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy completed in 2018.

Review of National Road Safety Governance

On 2 August 2019 the Australian Government’s Review of National Road Safety Governance was endorsed for publication by the Transport and Infrastructure Council.

Roadside Drug Testing Dashboard

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has developed a new interactive Roadside Drug Testing Dashboard. This allows users to view information relating to roadside drug testing in Australia. The new dashboard was developed in collaboration with members of the National Drug Driving Working Group.

Roadside Drug Testing Dashboard 

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A range of research and development work and other national projects are linked to the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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The National Road Safety Action Plan supports the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.

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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.