For the first time in New South Wales’ history, leading experts, advocates and academics from across Australia and the world will soon come together to tackle the issue of road safety in the State.
On February 22, the New South Wales Government road safety forum will host international and Australian road safety experts, advocates for motorists and road traffic victims, academics, as well as federal and state stakeholders, in an effort to reduce the number of road fatalities across the State.
The Sydney forum will spark discussion on how to best address the road toll, with a particular focus on preventing regional road fatalities.
- Batteries in place for $625M Kwinana Battery Stage Two
- EOI now open for NEL State Tolling Corporation package
- Track repairs underway for flood-prone SA communities
Amongst the international delegates will be experts from Scandinavian countries, which have succeeded in reducing their number of road fatalities over the last two decades.
Regional Roads Minister Jenny Aitchison said all drivers and patrons need to take responsibility for their actions when it comes to road safety, an aspect that community involvement can play a key role in.
“While one third of our population lives in regional NSW, over two thirds of fatalities (70 per cent) occur on regional roads,” Aitchison said.
“The forum will include discussion of how we can strengthen road safety enforcement and tackle unsafe road user behaviour.”