The Politics of Road Safety
The aims of this paper are to explore the political, technical and administrative inputs to the effectiveness of road safety programs. Processes involved in introducing specific road safety initiatives, including Safer Routes to School, Double Demerits, and other policies, are also analysed for the involvement of the political and administrative arms of Government. Evaluative reports on the New South Wales road safety program are reviewed and examined for factors in the consistencies and inconsistencies in their findings. Road safety researchers and practitioners can be more effective when they understand and utilise the politics involved in road safety policy making.