Safe road system approach
This approach has been adopted by governments and cities around the world and forms the basis of the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety. The Safe System approach is centred on the premise that no one should be killed or seriously injured on our roads. It recognises that as humans we are fallible (we make mistakes even with the best education, training and intentions) and vulnerable (we can only absorb so much energy – as a result of a crash – before we are seriously injured). The Safe System is about creating a forgiving road system through safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speed and safer people. Transurban has adopted the Safe System approach to underpin our Road Safety Strategic Framework and the road safety action plans being delivered in each region.
Incidents on the road
Road safety tips to avoid rear end collisions
Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of road incidents across the whole road network. There are many reasons for these ‘nose to tails’, which cause delays, add to congestion and unfortunately, can result in injuries. To avoid being involved in a rear end collision, consider these helpful tips: