Road Safety Discussion

Regional roads missing out on vital safety dollars

  • 1.  Regional roads missing out on vital safety dollars

    Posted 13 December 2012 04:43

    Wire fences and glow-in-the-dark paint are some of the simple changes experts think could stop horrific smashes on country roads.

    After decades spent on strategies to stamp out dangerous driving habits, there is now growing recognition the Australian road network needs to be better designed to accommodate another cause of serious accidents: basic mistakes.

    The theory is simple - people will always make mistakes behind the wheel but when they do, infrastructure should be far more forgiving. More roads should be divided, wider, smoother and brighter at night.

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    Chris Champion
    CEO, IPWEA
    Sydney NSW

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