Submission to Joint Committee on Road Safety 2020
07 Feb 2020
IAG welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety
Road safety is a whole of society issue; its impacts are far-reaching and the social and economic cost to Australia is estimated at more than $30billion dollars per annum1. Despite almost all road accidents being preventable, we continue to see fatalities, serious injuries and car damage occurring every day on our roads.
Over the past decades Australians have seen the reduction in road trauma stall2 and a defeated acceptance by society that people die on the roads. It is time now for the government, businesses, researchers and policy makers to pause and examine why this is the case and what policy decisions are needed to move forward and reduce this burden.