National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30

The draft National Road Safety Strategy for 2021-30 was open for comments from 23 February - 23 March 2021.

Comments received through the consultation period have informed the finalisation of the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 (Strategy) and development of the five-year National Road Safety Action Plan. The Strategy and Action Plan are anticipated to be finalised and released in the coming months.

Around 1,200 people are killed each year on our roads, and almost 40,000 are seriously injured. The Strategy for 2021-30 sets targets to reduce these numbers over the next 10 years, setting us on the path to achieve Vision Zero (zero deaths and serious injuries) by 2050. The Strategy includes 2030 targets of:

  • a 50 per cent reduction in fatalities, down to fewer than 571 (an approximate reduction in rate per capita of 55 per cent) and
  • an interim 30 per cent reduction in serious injuries, down to fewer than 29,000 (an approximate reduction in rate per capita of 38 per cent).

The Strategy supports strong governance, transparency and accountability by all levels of government, and adopts a social model approach to deliver road safety actions, mapping out a path to foster a road safety culture across Australian society.

The Strategy has three key themes: Safe Roads, Safe Vehicles and Safe Road Use.

Speed management is embedded within all three themes. These themes represent a continued commitment to the safe system approach and aim to strengthen all elements of our road transport system through improvements under each.

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