Despite claims that lowering speed limits will harm the economy, evidence suggests journey times are hardly affected. And beyond reducing the road toll, there are health and climate benefits, too.
Changes to the Highway Code have created a hierarchy of road users, prioritising the most vulnerable.
Countries around the world are managing to reduce their road deaths to zero. There are ways Australia can get there too.
While the road toll has come down over the decades, it’s largely a result of fewer car occupants dying. Pedestrian deaths have barely changed for a decade, but they remain a road safety blind spot.
The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.
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Delivery riders are paying the ultimate price for the fact that our cities, their infrastructure and the rules governing them make cycling much more dangerous than it should be.
Our research calculates how dangerous different vehicles are to other people.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries’ development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
Road deaths are 8th biggest killer worldwide.
UN is seeking to halve global road deaths and injuries by 2020, but many poorer countries are moving in the wrong direction.
Road crashes and deaths are a grim daily reality all over the world.
Road traffic injuries are one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
Is it going to stop?
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
Road trauma is already the ninth leading cause of death worldwide.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
Australia has a series of transport injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes.
It’s time for Australia’s personal injury insurance schemes to start preparing for change.
Kids play and explore. It’s up to us to make sure they can do so safely.
A new study has reported injuries are the greatest cause of death in Australian kids.
Laws introduced in 2009 and 2010 stipulate specific car restraints for children of different ages.
Car seats and their endless harnesses, straps and buckles feel like an engineering nightmare for parents. But they work.
Most road-safety initiatives prioritise a rapid clearing of the road so cars can pass.
In contrast to increases in vehicle safety over the decades, we have seen little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians – and current innovations are still based on a car-centric approach.
Economic modelling suggests raising fuel taxes could get cars off the road - and therefore save lives.
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The heavy vehicle freight system predictably produces avoidable deaths and misery on a grand scale. Can we expect an inquiry into who’s responsible?
The damning report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program (HIP) was released on Monday. It cites multiple failures of ministers and public servants to foresee and prevent circumstances…