Australian Transport Ministers have asked the heads of transport and roads agencies around the country to work together to prepare a new 10-year National Road Safety Strategy for the period from 2011 to 2020. The new strategy is intended to set an ambitious long-term vision for road safety improvement in Australia and to guide national action over the coming decade.
The draft National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 contains a range of initiatives and interventions in four key areas – Safe Roads, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles and Safe People.
The draft strategy outlines broad directions for the future of Australian road safety, proposed initiatives for the first three years and a range of options for further consideration as the strategy progresses. Transport and roads agency Chief Executives invite your feedback on any aspect of the strategy.
The consultation period closes on February 11, 2011. Further details on making a submission on the Strategy can be found on the Department of Transport and Infrastructure website.Â The draft strategy is also available for download here.
The strategy itself does not focus in much dept on cycling but it does look at broader road safety strategies which do impact on cyclist safety. So if you want a say in your own safety do consider making a submission.