Australian Capital Territory drivers' and riders' perceived risk of driving or riding in New South Wales

The Australian Capital Territory (the ACT) consistently has the lowest number of fatalities and fatal crash rates per head of population of all Australian jurisdictions. This good safety record generally indicates the high quality of the ACT road network and refers to crashes and fatalities occurring within the boundaries of the ACT. However, research has found that, in addition to the fatal and injury crashes within the ACT, ACT controllers and vehicles also have an equivalent number of fatal and serious injury crashes in NSW. Taking into account the amount of travel involved, the risk of a fatality or injury is approximately 3–5 times greater for ACT vehicles and controllers on NSW roads than within the ACT. This study aimed to investigate the driving behaviours, attitudes, conditions and perceived safety of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) residents when they drive or ride in New South Wales (NSW). The study involved a self-reported survey of ACT residents who have travelled in NSW as vehicle controllers (drivers or riders).


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  • Pagination: 71p

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  • Accession Number: 01594951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2016 10:51AM