Objective 3Road Safety
Queensland's Road Safety Strategy 2015–21 and Action Plan
Queensland's Road Safety Strategy 2015–2021 introduced a new vision for our future: zero road deaths and serious injuries. Under the strategy, Queensland's current Road Safety Action Plan 2015–2017 was developed with input and advice from the 'Safer Roads, Safer Queensland' forum which brought together community, industry and expert stakeholders. The plan's 57 initiatives target key areas of education and engagement, enforcement, technology, infrastructure, research and innovation, and governance and strategy.
Key achievements include:
- allocated over $500 million through the Targeted Road Safety Program to Safer Roads Sooner (see glossary page 232), Safety Mass Actions, High Risk Road Route Actions, federal Black Spot projects and motorway treatments
- allocated over $12 million through Community Road Safety Grants
- launched a drink driving discussion paper
- installed flashing school zone signs in 200 zones
- developed statewide campaigns and social media engagement under the Join the Drive to Save Lives program
- in partnership with QPS we implemented recommendations arising from the QAO performance audit into the Camera Detected Offence Program
- worked closely with QPS and our other partners to host over 700 events as part of the Queensland Road Safety Week
- launched the Queensland Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan for implementation in collaboration with industry
- engaged directly with young drivers in the Co-Lab program.
During 2016–17 there were 253 fatalities and 6259 hospitalisations as a result of crashes on Queensland roads.