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7.2 Stakeholders

A group of the key stakeholders typically form the main steering committee and oversee strategy implementation. This might include the lead agency that has overall responsibility for the strategy development, police, emergency services, road and transport agencies, registration and licensing agencies and the third party insurer. The composition of this group will depend on the division of responsibilities and working arrangements amongst agencies in each jurisdiction. For example, in Victoria, the Road Safety Executive Group consists of the chief executive officers from VicRoads and TAC, the Assistant Commissioner, Traffic and Operations Support, Victoria Police, and the Deputy Secretary Department of Justice. It suggests strategic directions for Victoria’s road safety strategy and monitors and reports progress to the government (VicRoads 2008).

As discussed above an implementation/action plan should be developed, and each agency may wish to develop its own plans, programs and actions. The business plans of involved agencies should incorporate the relevant actions contained within the road safety strategy. For example, the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 provides a framework which complements the road safety strategies of state, territory and local governments and has an associated action plan.