Australia’s new road safety strategy

Ambitious targets to reduce road deaths by 50 per cent and serious injuries by 30 per cent underpin the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30, putting Australia on the path to achieve zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050 (Vision Zero).

The new strategy will shape how Australia responds to road safety challenges, with key priorities for action to deliver improvements where they are needed most.

Based on globally-recognised Safe System principles, the strategy was developed by the Australian Government together with state and territory governments and the Australian Local Government Association, and in consultation with stakeholders including the road safety sector, road safety campaigners and advocates, researchers, community groups and the Australian public.

The strategy adopts a social model approach, recognising that responsibility for road safety is shared by all parts of society including the logistics and transport, health and social services sectors, law enforcement, education and justice, planning and industry as well as individuals and organisations.

Fact sheets on key elements of the strategy are available on the National Road Safety Strategy webpages. These include explanations of concepts like Movement and Place and the Safe Systems approach.

Get involved

Help spread the word about the new National Road Safety Strategy by sharing social media posts and remember to use the hashtag #VisionZero and #roadsafety when posting:
Twitter: @AusGovInfra
Facebook: AusGovInfrastructure
LinkedIn: Infrastructureau

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