This interim report details the trend in road trauma and road safety countermeasures introduced in the past 20 years. the interim report reproduces a report: road safety in Victoria: existing countermeasures and their effect/by RACV consulting services, engaged by the social development committee to assist in the inquiry. The consultants report that there has been substantial alleviation of the road trauma problem in Victoria during 1960-1983. Countermeasures which appear to be responsible for major reductions in road trauma for vehicle occupants include: seat belt fitting and wearing regulations; reduced absolute speed limit; drink driving countermeasures (random breath testing, increased penalties and publicity). Reductions in road trauma for motorcyclists have been achieved by: compulsory wearing of helmets, restricting learner and first year probationary riders to motorcycles with engine capacity less than 260 cc, increasing use of headlights during the day, and wearing of conspicuous clothing. Reductions in road trauma for pedestrians have been achieved by school crossing supervisor schemes. New countermeasures in major problem areas will be the subject of the committee's final report. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Parliament

    Social Development Committee, 80 Collins Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM