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Title: A Road Safety Policy for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Authors: Walsh, Dennis
Tags: Road Safety;TMR Policy
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Publisher: Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland
Abstract: Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has developed a Road Safety Policy to embed safe system principles and culture throughout the organisation. The Queensland Road Safety Strategy 2015–21 is the first time a Queensland Government department has committed to a vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries. The strategy is firmly based on Safe System principles and is framed by the guiding vision that no person should be killed or seriously injured on Queensland's roads. The objective of the Road Safety Policy is to implement Safe System principles, processes and practices that will deliver reductions in the number of fatal and serious injury crashes on Queensland roads. In 2017, Queensland’s road toll resulted in 247 fatalities and over 6,000 hospitalisations. The trend over the past five years suggest Queensland will fall well short in achieving a target reduction of less than 200 fatalities and 4,669 hospitalisation by 2020, unless decisive action is taken. The development of the Road Safety Policy was guided by ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety, an international standard, providing a tool to help organisations reduce the incidence and risk of road trauma. This standard identifies elements of good road safety management practice, focusing on objectives and targets, while guiding the planning of activities that will help realise road safety outcomes by using a Safe System approach. As part of the Road Safety Policy, TMR will implement minimum safety standards in the planning and design of road infrastructure. These standards reflect default requirements to manage safety risk unless justification is documented in a design exception or planning report. An example of a safety standard to address the head-on crash risk on rural roads is to install a one metre wide centreline on roads with average annual daily traffic (AADT) of 4000 vehicles/day. This will address 40 per cent of all head-on crashes by treating 10 per cent of Queensland’s state-controlled road network. Additionally, projects must follow the Safe Systems Project Management Control Checklist and apply the Austroads Safe System Assessment Framework across the planning, concept, development, implementation and finalisation phases prior to commencement approval. This will influence engineers and project managers to incorporate safety into a project’s scope earlier in development. The intended outcomes of this road safety organisational policy will ensure TMR has a robust approach to road safety which enables: • relevant TMR policies and strategies to prioritise the need to reduce crash severity outcomes through the Safe Systems approach, • a holistic approach embedding all pillars of the Safe System framework within the planning and design of road infrastructure projects, • TMR to influence road safety outcomes across the entire transport system through transport regulation, policy and program development, public education and engagement, grants programs, system monitoring and working with key partners such as the Queensland Police Service, • the assessment of key road safety considerations and indicators consistently throughout all project phases
Appears in Collections:2018 IPWEAQ Annual Conference, Gold Coast (POWERPOINT SLIDES)

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