Applying safe systems and increasing stakeholder engagement in a community speed education program in local government
Submission Date: 2019
Analysis of crash data for QPRC network from 2013-2017 identified speed as the top contributing crash factor in 30.9% casualty crashes. QPRC revitalized its speed education program in 2016. A methodical and evidence-based process was adopted for site identifications for courtesy speed checks, a regime of data collection was deployed to evaluate the results and safe systems reviews were implemented for assessing and treating speed locations. Results consistently achieved reductions in 85th speed percentiles on urban roads with the program expanding to country roads. Increased community engagement has been noted along with enhanced involvement of local stakeholders including NSW Police.