Driveway safety design guidelines

Driveway safety was a focus of the National Road Safety Forum convened last year by the Minister for Road Safety, the Hon Catherine King MP. It was acknowledged that this is a complex issue with a number of contributing factors and no single solution. Discussions among participating experts highlighted several areas of current activity aiming to reduce the incidence of driveway-related trauma and emphasised the need for a range of measures including: 1. vehicle safety technologies (to improve visibility and/or braking performance); 2. driver education and awareness campaigns; 3. programs to promote greater parental awareness and closer supervision of children; 4. housing design measures. All of these approaches are important. The Forum recognised that many organisations were already conducting public education and awareness programs in this area, and that research was being undertaken on promising vehicle technologies. However, it was concluded that very little attention had so far been given to the potential benefits of practical home design measures. A key question arising from the Forum was whether there is scope to develop a guide to best practice design to encourage and assist home owners, designers and builders to implement appropriate safeguards.

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  • Accession Number: 01489878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2013 9:50AM