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Friday Facts-ATA welcomes Government road safety funding

12 May 2017

The ATA has welcomed the practical road safety measures released in the 2017-18 Budget.

ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said the Government had continued funding its critical road safety infrastructure programs in line with its election commitment.

“The Government was re-elected in 2016 with a commitment to continue funding the Heavy Vehicle Safety and ProductivityRoads to RecoveryBlack Spot and Bridges Renewal programs beyond 2019-20,” Geoff said.

“These programs are highly cost effective and deliver safety improvements such as truck rest areas, roundabouts and street lights at dangerous places on our roads.

“Meanwhile, the Bridges Renewal Program is upgrading bridges that are critical to truck access to local communities.

“The 2017-18 Budget confirms that these programs will continue through to 2020-21. Their safety benefits will continue to flow,” he said. 

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