Development of a new road safety strategy for Western Australia, 2008-2020

Monash University Accident Research Centre - Report #282 [2008]

Authors: Corben B.F., Logan D.B., Johnston I.R., Vulcan, A.P.

Full report in .pdf format [491KB]


The Western Australian government decided to take a bold approach by developing a new road safety strategy in full accord with the principles of the Safe System. With the assistance of a mathematical model developed by the Monash University Accident Research Centre, comparisons were made of cumulative serious casualties potentially saved for various combinations of Safe System elements, namely safe roads and roadsides, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road use. An ambitious combination of these initiatives was established in order to deliver major reductions in serious road trauma throughout Western Australia . If adopted fully, annual serious casualties are estimated to fall to around 50% of their 2006 levels by 2020.

Sponsoring organisation - Office of Road Safety, Department of The Premier and Cabinet, Western Australia