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Safe System Demonstration Project Involving an Indigenous Community: Literature Review and Methods
  • Publication no: AP-R377A-11
  • ISBN: 978-1-921709-66-1
  • Published: 10 June 2011

In 2009, the Indigenous Road Safety Working Group received support from Austroads to fund a demonstration project – a Safe System audit of an Indigenous community in Australia. The George Institute for Global Health (under the previous title of The George Institute for International Health) tendered for the project in collaboration with the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, University ofWollongong and the Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales and was subsequently commissioned by Austroads to conduct the research. Members of theWorking Group from each Australian State and Territory formed the Reference Group for this project.

The project comprised several phases, including: Part A. Develop methodology: literature reviews of the Safe System and successful Indigenouscommunity road safety programs, or like programs; recommendations for informing Indigenous communities of the project; and, development of selection criteria for the demonstration community; Part B. Undertake a Safe System audit and identify initiatives: engage with successful community and conduct audit; identify key road safety needs; Part C. Prepare an implementation plan: involve the demonstration community and key stakeholders; make recommendations to ensure sustainability; and develop an evaluation framework.

This report Literature Review and Methods presents the literature review and methodology components of Part A and Part B. The Safe System Audit and implementation plan were undertaken and developed together with the demonstration community and are reported togetherin the co-authored companion report Audit and Implementation Plan

  • SUMMARY
  • 1. PROJECT BACKGROUND
    • 1.1. Project Aims, Objectives and Approach
    • 1.2. Report Structure
  • 2. THE SAFE SYSTEM: A REVIEW
    • 2.1. What is the Safe System?
    • 2.2. Background to the Safe System
      • 2.2.1. Sustainable Safety
      • 2.2.2. Vision Zero
      • 2.2.3. The Australian Safe System Model
    • 2.3. International Applications
      • 2.3.1. The Netherlands
      • 2.3.2. Sweden
      • 2.3.3. United Kingdom
      • 2.3.4. United States
      • 2.3.5. New Zealand
      • 2.3.6. Norway
    • 2.4. Current Applications of the Safe System in Australia
      • 2.4.1. The National Road Safety Strategy
      • 2.4.2. The Safe System approach in Australian States and Territories
  • 3. ROAD SAFETY AND PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
    • 3.1. Burden of Road Traffic Injury among Indigenous Australians
    • 3.2. Holistic Approach of Indigenous Populations
    • 3.3. Successful Application of Indigenous Community Programs
      • 3.3.1. Comprehensive Summary 2004
      • 3.3.2. Updated Search January 2010
      • 3.3.3. Systematic Search and Recommendations May 2010
  • 4. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SAFE SYSTEM AUDIT OF AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
    • 4.1. General Recommendations for Safe System Audit
      • 4.1.1. Safe Roads
      • 4.1.2. Safe Vehicles
      • 4.1.3. Safe Speeds
      • 4.1.4. Safe Road Users
      • 4.1.5. Safe Policy and Management
    • 4.2. Recommendations for Indigenous Community Audit
      • 4.2.1. Culturally Relevant Approaches
      • 4.2.1. Culturally Relevant Dissemination Methods
    • 4.3. Conclusions for Current Audit
  • 5. PROJECT METHODOLOGY
    • 5.1. Reference Group
    • 5.2. Eligibility Criteria for Demonstration Community
    • 5.3. Selection of Demonstration Community
    • 5.4. Safe System Audit
    • 5.5. Ethics Approvals
  • 6. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR DEMONSTRATION COMMUNITY
    • 6.1. Current Road Safety Problem
    • 6.2. Discrete Community Boundaries – Size and Location
    • 6.3. Community Governance
    • 6.4. Police Presence
    • 6.5. Government Support
  • 7. SELECTION OF DEMONSTRATION COMMUNITY
    • 7.1. Project Advertisment and Expressions of Interest
    • 7.2. Selection of Community
    • 7.3. Successful Community – Bidyadanga WA
  • 8. CONCLUDING COMMENTS
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX 1: NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY ACTION PLAN, AUSTRALIA
  • APPENDIX 2 SAFE SYSTEM APPLICATIONS IN AUSTRALIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES
  • APPENDIX 3 SAFE SYSTEM VISION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  • APPENDIX 4 PROJECT ADVERTISEMENT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO RESPONDENTS