Road safety affects the whole ACT community. Each year, an average of 14 people are killed and 565 people are injured on AT roads.
This level of death and injury impacts many ACT families. Unfortunately, we often take this level of suffering for granted. The two most common factors leading to road crashes and road deaths in the ACT are speed and alcohol. Yet the general community perception is that it is OK to speed, and drivers continue to be caught for drink driving. Driver distraction is also an emerging issue.
The ACT Government is committed in reducing the deaths and injuries on our roads.
This ACT Road Safety Strategy for 2011-2020 is influenced by the Swedish Government’s Vision Zero policy, which ultimately aims for no one being killed or seriously injured within the road transport system.