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Mainstreaming road safety across the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales (RTA)

Marta, D, Humble, R, de Roos, Michael, Job, Soames

Strategy & Policy


The New South Wales (NSW) road toll has reduced by 17% from 2003 to 2007 (provisional) compared with an 8% increase for the remainder of Australia and represents a saving of between 200 and 300 lives as well as much larger savings of injury. The 2007 road toll result has been the fifth consecutive year of road fatality reductions for NSW, only the second time that this has occurred since records began in 1908 (the other period in which there were five consecutive years of fatality reductions was in the period 1989 to 1993). The road toll for 2007 has set many records; the lowest toll in NSW since the Second World War, the lowest number of pedestrian fatalities since records began, and the lowest fatality rate per 100,000 population since records began.