Heavy vehicles to feature in road safety survey

Community Attitudes to Road Safety survey to consider new factors this year

Heavy vehicles to feature in road safety survey
Chester launched the survey today.


Federal infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester announced the commencement of the national survey of Community Attitudes to Road Safety 2017 today.

It will be the first time the survey will address questions on sharing the road with heavy vehicles and drug-impaired driving.

Chester says the 24th iteration of the survey, which dates back to 1986, will help improve road safety policies.

"Results from previous surveys have revealed the major factors that people most commonly identify as being involved in road crashes are speed, inattention, drink driving, driver distraction and fatigue," Chester says.

"It will be interesting to see what the results are this time.

"In the 2017 survey, a sample of Australians will be asked questions on a range of topics, including attitudes to Random Breath Testing (RBT), roadside drug testing, speed limits and mobile phone use while driving.

"The Government is committed to improving road safety, and is also working cooperatively with state and territory governments to assess the effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.

"Governments can't do this alone, everyone using the roads has a responsibility to drive with care."

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