Advocating global road safety.
Submission Date: 2007 Journal
The spate of youth road fatalities that we have seen in New South Wales in the last quarter of 2006 represents tragedies that no community should have to bear. These are made all the more tragic to those of us who know how these kinds of events can be prevented. There are evidence based solutions.
In Australia we have influenced significant change in community and political attitudes in favour of road safety in recent times. But somehow, we as a road safety “ profession” have not entirely convinced the global – or even the Australian community – that it is best to choose safety intervention over “ personal freedom” or other socioeconomic benefits.