Investing in road infrastructure will make a difference to NSW safety outcomes, says industry

February 6, 2018 – Roads Australia welcomes the focus on road infrastructure improvements in today’s release of the NSW Road Safety Plan.

“Making road infrastructure safer is obviously a cornerstone of a successful Safe Systems approach to road safety, so it’s very pleasing to see the NSW Government targeting high risk regional roads in particular,” said Roads Australia President, David Stuart-Watt.

“Relatively small, low-cost improvements – be they realigning of dangerous curves, installation of barriers or improvements to line-marking – can make a significant difference.

“Combined with strategies to address driver behaviour through education and enforcement, targeted funding for infrastructure improvements is a welcome response by the NSW Government to the State’s rising road toll.”

Mr Stuart-Watt said safety was ‘top of mind’ for road designers and builders.

“Our industry is always looking at how we can improve road safety through better design, materials and technologies,” he said.

“We continue to work closely with our clients, including governments, to mitigate the risks associated with new and existing road infrastructure.”

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