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
- ensuring the Guide to Road Safety is up-to-date.
Road Safety Projects
The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. The current safety projects are:
|ST1770||Investigation of Treated Black Spots that did not Achieve Expected Safety Benefits|
|SS1867||Safety Benefits of Cooperative ITS and Automated Vehicles|
|ST1869||Implementation of the ANRAM (Australian National Risk Assessment Model)|
|SAG1871||Vehicles as Workplace: prospects for more effective application of workplace safety requirements to the management of motor vehicle use|
|SS1955||Older Road User Emerging Trends|
|SS1960||Understanding and Improving Safe System Intersection Performance|
|SS2016||Translating Safe System Infrastructure Research and Knowledge into Practice|
|SS2034||A National Approach to Measuring Non-fatal Crash Outcomes|
|SS2035||Safe System Infrastructure on Mixed Use Arterials|
|SAG2060||Finalisation of Part 6 of Austroads Guide to Road Safety - Road Safety Audit|
|SO2061||Delivery of Safe System Infrastructure Workshops|
|SAG2090||Best Practice in Road Infrastructure Safety Programme (RISP) Development|
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