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Road Safety Strategies - the most fruitful directions. Ian Johnston Director Monash University Accident Research Centre. S.A.: 1950-2000. We have come a long way BUT how well will our current strategies serve us in the future?.

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road safety strategies the most fruitful directions

Road Safety Strategies- the most fruitful directions

Ian Johnston

Director

Monash University

Accident Research Centre

we have come a long way but how well will our current strategies serve us in the future
We have come a long wayBUThow well will our current strategies serve us in the future?
why is there such a large gap between road safety knowledge and action
Why is there such a large gap between road safety knowledge and action?
  • fundamentally because we value personal time/mobility far above community safety
  • which has created a personal transport milieu that is ultimately incompatible with a minimal road toll
exhibit 1 community acceptance of a quantum of road toll
Exhibit 1- Community acceptance of a ‘quantum’ of road toll
  • the single largest cause of death in the first five decades of life
  • we value personal safety, not community safety
  • but we worry only about departures from the norm
exhibit 2 the human failure myth
Exhibit 2- The “human failure” myth
  • our system of blame
  • lack of understanding of system design role
    • aided and abetted by “sectional interest”
exhibit 3 the regulatory stick era
Exhibit 3- The “regulatory stick” era
  • mandated protection - seat belts - helmets
  • tough laws
  • intense enforcement
  • high penalties
great value but
Great valuebut
  • alcohol - still 20-25%
  • 97% belt wearing but …
  • more ‘anti-social’ in a smaller road toll
what s left in the regulatory kit bag
What’s left in the regulatory kit bag?
  • drugs? possibly
  • fatigue? unlikely
  • speed? absolutely, but
exhibit 4 the speed management controversy
Exhibit 4 - The speed management controversy
  • speed or speeding?
  • enforcement tolerances
  • camera rage
  • revenue raising
exhibit 5 the illusion of vehicle safety
Exhibit 5- The illusion of vehicle safety
  • excellent gains in crashworthinessBUT only modest levels of absolute protection
    • 30 km/h for pedestrians
    • 30-50 km/h for side impacts
    • 65-70 km/h for “head on”
exhibit 6 the market dominance of power and performance
Exhibit 6 - The market dominance of power and performance
  • we design, build and market cars with performance potential way beyond what is legal or even feasible in traffic
exhibit 7 the illusion of safe road infrastructure
Exhibit 7 - The illusion of safe road infrastructure
  • long lengths per taxpayer mean cost premium
  • little of road stock at high design standard
  • almost none at high roadside safety standard
exhibit 8 our failure to deal with run off road
Exhibit 8- Our failure to deal with “run off road”
  • 4 in 10 deaths
  • alcohol, fatigue, distraction, speed
    • causes not consequences
    • the 80:20 rule
what have we done
What have we done?
  • improved alignment
  • sealed shoulders
  • tactile edgelines

but these are ‘spot’ treatments not system wide approaches

hope beyond standards
Hope beyond standards?
  • NCAP
  • AusRAP

BUT consumer leadership is still in its infancy

we need a sea change
We need a sea change
  • We have most of the benefits from the “regulatory stick”
  • Crashworthiness gains are fewer and smaller
  • We don’t have the benefits of road infrastructure safety, particularly roadside safety
my big
My “Big ”

5

  • two for now
  • three for the future
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NOW
  • Reduce urban travel speeds by 3-5 km/h
    • how?
    • value of forcing social change
slide26
NOW
  • Programmaticimprovement in rural roadside safety
future
FUTURE
  • Confront the “car culture”
    • the way cars are marketed
    • the way driving is viewed
future28
FUTURE
  • Strengthen the institutional accountabilities
    • to provide a safe infrastructure
    • have to break down the ‘blame’ mentality
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FUTURE
  • Develop real leadership
    • by government / industry
    • analogous to environment?
    • a ‘social responsibility’ model