Safe system review of fatal crashes in the ACT
Submission Date: 2019
The ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate engaged the Australian Road Research Board to undertake a Safe System review of ten years of fatal crashes in the ACT. The review identified common fatal crash factors across Safe System pillars (roads, speed, vehicles, people, and post-crash care) based on crash data and reports from the Australian Federal Police and Roads ACT. The method developed allowed analysis of crash factors and identification of crash patterns to determine ‘gaps’ in the System that likely contributed to the cause and/or severity of each crash. Using this, countermeasures were developed to address these gaps across the Safe System pillars.