Impact of the Coronavirus on Road Safety in Australia: Lessons from the National Lockdown

Written by Dr Sarah Jones

The coronavirus pandemic arguably initiated the greatest disruption to Australia’s society and economy since World War II. For the first time in living memory, entire populations were subject to strict lockdown rules, curtailing access to goods and services and restricting movements across all transport modes. Australia experienced its first recession in three decades, bringing radical changes in household spending patterns, how goods were accessed and sources of household income.

This National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) discussion paper, Impact of the coronavirus on road safety in Australia: lessons from the national lockdown, extracts the lessons of the pandemic from the perspective of road users and regulators, with the aim of informing policy responses to the next crisis, be it pandemic, fire, flood or the effects of climate change.

Read the full discussion paper by downloading below.