Implementing the Queensland road safety policy
Keywords: Road Design, Policy Development and Implementation, Road Environment
Submission Date: 2019
In 2018, senior leadership within Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) signed off the first “Road Safety Policy”. The policy aims to embed Safe System principles in TMRs business and includes two key methods being, 1, to incorporate default treatments in all new projects and 2, to mandate the use of a newly developed Safe System Project Management Control Checklist and utilise the Austroads’ Safe System Assessment Framework throughout all stages of the projects lifecycle from early concept planning to finalisation. The implementation of the Policy included stakeholder engagement prior to final sign-off, workshops with affected areas and the development of fact sheets and frequently asked questions.