Road network company Transurban hosted an industry road safety roundtable on how to make Australian roads safer.
The approach has been adopted by governments and cities globally and forms the basis of the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety. It focuses on creating a forgiving road system through safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds and safer drivers.
It also recognises that people make mistakes and are vulnerable, but acknowledges road safety as a shared responsibility.
The roundtable discussed the opportunities, ease to implement, and level of agility needed to respond, and barriers to implementation of the Safe System approach.
Road Safety Specialist Liz Waller said Transurban with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) were pleased to support the inquiry through the roundtable.
“The level of participation, insights and commitment from industry was made very evident and we look forward to hearing the outcomes of the inquiry and working together to improve the safety on our road networks for all road users,” Ms Waller said.
The outcomes from the roundtable will form an input to the inquiry, along with public submissions, consultations and forums conducted by the co-chairs Associate Professor Jeremy Woolley and Dr John Crozier with key stakeholders.