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State Government's New Road Safety Initiatives - Circular 40.5
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The State Government has released The South Australian Road Safety Strategy 2003-2010 and Action Plan 2003-04. In addition the Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) has released a discussion paper Reducing Road Trauma in SA-Possible Initiatives 2004-2010. Councils are invited to submit comments on the RSAC discussion paper and initiatives by 14 November 2003.
In April this year the Government released South Australia's
first published draft Transport Plan since 1968. This plan outlined
a series of directions to address transport challenges over the
next 15 years.
Road Safety is a key challenge highlighted within the Plan, and
during the extensive consultation process undertaken since the
release of the draft Transport Plan key stakeholders and the public
alike agreed with the priority that the State Government is placing
on road safety.
This strategy is the first to be released under the overarching
framework of South Australia's Draft Transport Plan, and focuses on
reducing the impacts of road crashes in South Australia, and
meeting the national target of reducing fatalities to 5.6 per
100,000 population by 2010.
Other key road safety documents released by the Minister on 23
September 2003 include: -
The South Australian Road Safety Action Plan
This links with the Strategy and illustrates what will be done
during the financial year 2003/04, including outlining expenditure
on road safety capital projects and specific initiatives. Action Plan 332 kb
Road Trauma - Facts and Figures
Road Trauma - Facts and Figures provides a range of data about
road crashes including fatality and serious injury trends during
the past 50 years and how South Australia's road safety performance
compares to other states. It also details who is involved in
crashes, when and where they occur and what some of the causes and
factors involved in crashes actually are. Facts & Figures 750 kb
Road Safety Advisory Council - Reducing Road Trauma in
South Australia - Possible Initiatives 2004-2010
On 14 October 2002, Cabinet approved the establishment of a Road
Safety Advisory Council (RSAC). The RSAC is chaired by Sir Eric
Neal AC CVO, and includes representatives of the RAA, the Centre
for Automotive Safety Research, the Transport Workers Union, Local
Government, together with representatives from the South Australian
Police, the Motor Accident Commission, and the portfolios of
Transport, Education and Human Services.
The RSAC recommends road safety initiatives to the Road Safety
Ministerial Council, which is chaired by The Minister for
Transport, and includes the Ministers for Health and Education,
along with the Treasurer (and Minister for Police) and the Attorney
Reducing Road Trauma in South Australia - Possible
Initiatives 2004-2010 is a discussion paper that has
been released by the RSAC to seek community and stakeholder
feedback to help prepare a Phase 2 road safety package. It contains
160 suggested initiatives for comment as well as providing an
opportunity for other ideas to be suggested.
This is not a policy document, and possible initiatives should
be considered as the starting point for community feedback. Some
have been introduced in other States, some are extensions of
existing initiatives and some are novel and thought provoking.
Areas likely to be of particular interest to councils include:-
Community Attitudes and Behaviour
The RSAC will take feedback into account before preparing a
package for the consideration of the Road Safety Ministerial
The feedback received by the Ministerial Council will then be
considered for inclusion into future years planning, and new
initiatives may be incorporated into the overall strategy and/or
future Action Plans.
Councils are invited to provide comments/feedback to the RSAC on
the possible initiatives contained within the discussion paper
Reducing Road Trauma in South Australia - Possible Initiatives
Feedback is sought before Friday 14 November 2003 and can be
provided in the following ways:
1. By completing and emailing an on-line feedback form which can
be found at www.dtup.sa.gov.au.
2. By providing a response to:
Mr David Forster
Transport Planning Agency
PO Box 1
Walkerville SA 5081
Fax: (08) 8343 2880
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be appreciated if any council forwarding feedback provided
a copy of the advice to the LGA. This will assist the LGA in
compiling a submission that will be prepared with input from the
LGA Roads & Transport Reference Group.