Senate Inquiry into Road Safety

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10 February 2015

The College of Surgeons believes that the target of a 30% reduction in fatalities will still result in over 800 deaths per year (and possibly 4,000 to 5,000 serious injuries). For surgeons who see road trauma victims on a daily basis, this is unacceptable. We urge the Government to implement the recommendations in the strategy as a major priority. Key initiatives, aligned to the Senate Terms of Reference, include (but are not limited to):

  • Greater efforts to reduce speed
  • Greater efforts to reduce the role of alcohol in road-related injuries and deaths
  • Separate vulnerable road users from motor vehicles
  • Rapid introduction of life-saving technologies in all new cars, and policies which encourage consumer uptake of newer vehicles
  •  Compulsory introduction of 'black box' technology in all heavy vehicles and cars
  • Cease the open speed limit trial in the Northern Territory
  • Vehicle safety and licensing