National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30

The draft National Road Safety Strategy for 2021-30 (Strategy) was open for comments from 23 February - 23 March 2021. The consultation period has now closed.

Comments received through the consultation period will inform finalisation of the Strategy and development of the five-year National Road Safety Action Plan. The final Strategy and Action Plan will be provided to governments for endorsement and is expected to be released in 2021.

Currently, around 1,200 people are killed each year on our roads, and almost 40,000 are seriously injured. The draft 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.

  • To reduce the rate of deaths from road crashes per 100,000 population by at least 50 per cent by 2030: to 689.
  • To reduce the rate of serious injuries from road crashes per 100,000 population by at least 30 per cent by 2030: to 33,373 (interim target)

The draft 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 draft 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.  

Comments received will be taken into account in finalising the Strategy, which will be released alongside a five-year National Road Safety Action Plan in 2021. The National Action Plan will be shaped by the feedback you provide.

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