A safe systems response: protecting motorcyclists along the Oxley Highway
Submission Date: 2019
The Oxley Highway is popular among motorcyclists from all over Australia as it has many tight and demanding corners which require a lot of concentration. However, over a 44 kilometre section between Wauchope and Walcha, there have been 60 crashes since 2012. Of those, 58 have been on curves and 43 have been motorcyclists. There have been 25 serious injury crashes and 6 fatal crashes. All 6 fatal crashes have been a motorcyclist. In response to the high crash rate involving motorcyclists, the Centre for Road Safety (CRS) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) worked collaboratively to engage local motorcycle groups and key stakeholders to introduce a Safe Systems package to improve safety along this popular riding route.