The Road Toll Response Package is a $170 million investment in road safety across NSW over a five year period (2010 - 2015).
The Package is built on recommendations from a Road Safety Roundtable held in July 2009. The forum was formed to engage road safety experts and community representatives to examine road safety issues in response to a rising road toll. There were 453 people who died on NSW roads in crashes in 2009. This figure was 79 more fatalities than in 2008.
Analysis by Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) shows 46 per cent of fatalities on NSW roads last year involved speeding.
The Road Toll Response Package targets speeding with a range of measures. The Package also includes other road improvement, behavioural and enforcement measures.
The programs that are part of the Road Toll Response Package are as outlined below:
Road Safety Engineering Work
- Safety Barriers
- Route Safety Reviews
- Local Government Road Review & Work
- Pedestrian Fencing
Road Safety Strategies & Research
- Road Safety Communication Strategy
- NSW Motorcycle Safety Strategy
- Repeat Offender Strategy
- Pedestrian Safety Initiatives
- Pedestrian Countdown Timers
- Pedestrian Priority
- Timed 40km/h pedestrian zones
- Pedestrian user-friendly intelligence (PUFFIN)
Heavy Vehicle Initiatives
- Five Star Trucking Safety Concept
- Five Additional Chain of Responsibility Investigators
- Operational Pilot of Electronic Work Diaries
- Five per cent increase in speeding fines