Safety Task Force
The Safety Task Force has representatives from state and territory road agencies, the National Transport Commission, the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, and the Australian Local Government Association.
The Task Force's research program relates to each of the four cornerstones of the safe system: safe roads and roadsides, safe vehicles, safe speeds and safe road users. The program has been designed to support delivery of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020. The Strategy sets a target of reducing the annual number of deaths and serious injuries on Australian roads by at least 30%. It outlines ‘first steps’ actions to be undertaken in the first three years of the strategy and ‘future steps’ actions which will be undertaken after the first review of the Strategy.
The Task Force coordinates research that is working towards:
- incorporating safe system principles and practices into Austroads Guides and other documents
- delivering National Road Safety Strategy and NZ’s ‘Safer Journeys’ initiatives including:
- guidelines for graduated licensing
- risk-based speed limit setting methodology
- initiatives to support the Global Decade of Action for Road Safety
- investigating emerging road safety issues
- investigating potential applications of cooperative ITS to produce improved safety outcomes
- maintaining the Guide to Road Safety.
Safety Task Force Projects
|Project Number||Project Name||Program||Sub-program||Status|
|SAG6145||Review of the Guide to Road Safety and structure for online access||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6132||A national approach to measuring non-fatal crash outcomes: stage 2||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6130||Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place for vulnerable road users||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6128||Optimising drug driving deterrence regimes||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6127||Local government guidance document and webinars||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6126||An Australian drink driving policy and regulatory framework||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6041||Road system management tool: part A scoping||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6223||National prediction model (implications for the next National Road Safety Strategy)||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6226||Vehicles as a workplace: deployment and promotion||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6221||Revision of the Guide to Road Safety Part 6A: Implementation of Road Safety Audits in the context of the new Part 6||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
|SAG6222||Motorcycle rider perceptive countermeasures||Safety||Road Safety Task Force||Active|
The Safety Task Force is part of the Austroads Safety Program.
Safety Program Manager: David Bobbermen
Safety Program Coordinator: Leonie Pattinson
Austroads | Level 9, 287 Elizabeth Street | Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 8265 3335