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National Road Safety Strategies

A-NRSSAustralian National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020

The National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 was released on 20 May 2011 by the former Australian Transport Council (ATC), and is now overseen by the Transport and Infrastructure Council.

The strategy is firmly based on Safe System principles and is framed by the guiding vision that no person should be killed or seriously injured on Australia's roads. As a step towards this long-term vision, the strategy presents a 10-year plan to reduce the annual numbers of both deaths and serious injuries on Australian roads by at least 30 per cent.

The strategy outlines broad directions for the future of Australian road safety, planned initiatives for the first three years and a range of options for further consideration as the strategy progresses. The initiatives and options are set out in four key areas—Safe Roads, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles and Safe People.

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Safer-journeysNew Zealand's Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020

Safer Journeys is the New Zeland government's strategy to guide improvements in road safety over the period 2010 to 2020.  The strategy's vision is a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury and introduces the Safe System approach to New Zealand.

The Safe System recognises that people make mistakes and are vulnerable in a crash. It reduces the price paid for a mistake so crashes don't result in loss of life or limb. Mistakes are inevitable - deaths and serious injuries from road crashes are not.

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The total cost of road crashes in 2011 is estimated at AUD$20.64 billion in Australia and NZD$3.54 billion in New Zealand.

On average, four people are killed and 90 are seriously injured every day on Australia's roads.

Almost everyone has, at some stage, been affected by a road crash.

The Austroads Safety Program aims to prevent death and serious injuries using a safe system approach.



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