Queensland Government launches Road Safety Action Plan 2020-21
Coinciding with the launch of this year’s Christmas road safety campaign, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon. Mark Bailey unveiled the new Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2020-21, a two-year plan to support the government's goal of achieving zero fatalities and serious injuries.
Emerging road safety issues such as driver distractions and preparing for technology, including autonomous vehicles are covered in the new action plan.
The Road Safety plan actions also includes:
- delivering new education programs for drink drivers and reforms to the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
- installing flashing school signs at an additional 200 school zones
- a pilot of connected and automated vehicles fitted with Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems
- strengthening of road safety education and outcomes for our indigenous communities
- establishing a database of Queensland speed limits that will provide essential information for connected vehicles and will assist in the development of speed management initiatives
- continued expansion of pedestrian protection at signalised intersections and crossings to enhance pedestrian safety.
A copy of the action plan can be found on Roads and Transport portfolio page of LG Online.
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