Road safety experts, organisations and individuals came together through a series of initiatives during 2010 and 2011 culminating in the launch of Towards Zero Together, South Australia's Road Safety Strategy 2020 in October 2011.
Consultation with the community will continue throughout the life of the strategy in a variety of ways. Keep in touch through Twitter, Facebook or subscribe to Towards Zero Together eNews for opportunities to have your say in the future.
Draft South Australian Road Safety Strategy 2020
The draft strategy was jointly released for public consultation on 12 May 2011 by the Minister for Road Safety, Hon Tom Kenyon MP and Sir Eric Neal, Chair of the Road Safety Advisory Council. The consultation period concluded on 10 June 2011 with 170 responses sbumitted by organisations, interest groups and individuals.
The draft strategy was developed and endorsed by the Road Safety Advisory Council which considered a number of inputs including the draft National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020, recommendations from Professor Fred Wegman, Adelaide Thinker in Residence as well as from stakeholder workshops and community forums held across the State during 2010.
- Draft South Australian Road Safety Strategy 2020, May 2011 (PDF)
- Outcomes from the public consultation report, October 2011 (PDF)
National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020
The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 was released on 20 May 2011 by the Australian Transport Council.
The strategy is firmly based on Safe System principles and is framed by the guiding vision that no person should be killed or seriously injured on Australia's roads. As a step towards this long-term vision, the strategy presents a 10-year plan to reduce the annual numbers of both deaths and serious injuries on Australian roads by at least 30 per cent.
The strategy outlines broad directions for the future of Australian road safety, planned initiatives for the first three years and a range of options for further consideration as the strategy progresses. The initiatives and options are set out in four key areas - Safe Roads, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles and Safe People.
Adelaide Thinker in Residence, Professor Fred Wegman
Professor Fred Wegman, Managing Director, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Netherlands is one of the world's most respected road safety experts. As an Adelaide Thinker in Residence during 2010, Professor Wegman shared his and the Netherlands wealth of experience with South Australians, and contributed to the development of the strategy with specific road safety initiatives for South Australia.
- Driving down the road toll: building a safer system, Professor Fred Wegman, October 2011 (PDF)
- Adelaide Thinker in Residence, Professor Fred Wegman
In September 2010, South Australians were invited to express their vision for the future at a series of community forums held across metropolitan and regional South Australia.
320 participants attended the forums which were held in four metropolitan areas and 14 rural locations including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Berri, Ceduna, Clare, Coober Pedy, Kangaroo Island, Minlaton, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge, Onkaparinga, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Salisbury, Tintinara, Unley, Victor Harbor and West Torrens.
- A Safer Tomorrow Stars Today - community forum information brochure (PDF)
- Report on the outcomes of community forums (PDF)
Organisations with an interest in road safety were invited to workshops during April and May 2010 to discuss and consider options available to improve road safety.
Over 100 representatives were invited to put forward ideas, hear presentations from leading road safety experts and contribute to panel discussions on a range of topics.
- Report on stakeholder workshops, April/May 2011 (PDF)
For more information about road safety go to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure