Australia’s future national road safety strategy should adopt a Towards Zero philosophy and set a long term target for zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
The goal is just one of a number of issues and priorities the ATA identified in its submission to the Australian Government’s inquiry into the next National Road Safety Strategy.
The ATA’s submission to the inquiry sets out 19 recommendations. These include:
- mandatory fitting of Electronic Stability Control to all new trucks and trailers, with only limited exemptions, following an ATA submission about the details.
- the Australian Transport Safety Bureau providing independent, no blame, safety investigations for road crashes involving heavy vehicles
- better roads and truck rest areas
- fatigue law reform and
- better education for learner drivers about how to share the road safely with trucks.