ACT Policing will join forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command in support of Operation Crossroads this holiday season, the fourth in an ongoing series of coordinated road safety initiatives to reduce road trauma across Australia and New Zealand.
The efforts by ACT Policing and the Monaro Command will mirror those of police throughout Australia [...]
ACT Policing will be focusing on seatbelts for the month of September as part of its ongoing traffic enforcement campaign.
Every year in Australia more than 20% of all the road fatalities involve a person, including children, not being properly restrained.
Officer-In-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Rod Anderson said that seat belts saved lives, and that drivers [...]
Justice and Community Safety are asking for your thoughts on road safety:
“The online survey will have a specific focus on speed and the role and use of road safety cameras. It will be open for a period of six weeks from 9 August 2012 to 21 September 2012,” Ms Greenland said.
Ms Greenland noted that there [...]
ACT Policing will be targeting driver distraction throughout the month of August as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with driver distraction among those concerns.
Police will be targeting different types of driver [...]
So, with the recent discussions surrounding the fatal crash in Chifley, and the eating of pie while driving in conversation, I have been left again with the thought, ‘What can be done?’
In the end, I thought that might be something to throw over to everyone, and see what ideas are out there.
To help kick this [...]
ACT Policing’s contribution to, and involvement in traffic and road safety has been further recognised with today’s release of the 2012/13 NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Grant Program.
The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust has awarded nine organisations with grants worth almost $400,000.
ACT Policing received the largest grant allocation of $75,900 which will allow it for the first [...]
What’s better than a motorist vs. cyclist rant?
Cyclists vs. Recumbant cyclists!
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is wearing his Member for Motorists hat and taking a swing at the safety impacts of fixed speed cameras:
Information obtained by the Canberra Liberals shows the ACT Labor Government’s fixed speed cameras are failing to reduce accidents, with accident rates actually increasing at most of the camera locations. ACT Shadow Urban [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is ringing the bell for her plans to make roads safer for pedestrians:
“An important part of the Greens’ transport strategy is to reduce traffic speeds at key pedestrian areas such as schools, shopping centres and community centres, and to install new pedestrian crossings and footpaths.
“We have already made submissions to the [...]
Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is making an unusual foray into NSW politics, calling for them over the border to pay for upgrades to the road mostly used by us Canberrans after a weekend of fatalities on the Kings Highway:
“There have been too many accidents and fatalities on the Kings Highway and
it is high time the [...]
Most people understand the importance of road safety. After all, it is something that can potentially affect all of us. If you want to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, this is your chance to seek funding to make the solution happen. You might have a good [...]
ACT Policing has recorded a single digit road toll of six in 2011, making it the lowest road toll since 1959 and a two-third reduction from 2010.
The last fatality on ACT roads was recorded in March, making the ACT the only jurisdiction in Australia to not record a road fatality over the past nine months.
Simon Corbell has announced a new road safety strategy in pursuit of his vision zero.
Mr Corbell tabled the ACT Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 and ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2013 in the Legislative Assembly today.
“The strategy outlines the key goals for road safety in the ACT over the next 10 years, including a reduction in [...]
I was wondering if anybody else has nearly been cleaned up by cars not stopping at zebra crossings. One in particular which I cross on the way to/from work. Cars turning left out of Catchpole St, heading onto Belconnen way. I could literally reach out and touch the cars if I wanted to!
This has happened [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s introduced a bill to start up point-to-point cameras.
“The first point-to-point system will be installed on Hindmarsh Drive and is expected to become operational in the second half of 2011.
The system uses cameras equipped with with Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, and scans photographs to identify vehicle numberplates. The system [...]
ACT Policing is supporting the United Nations’ (UN) global plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety which is being launched world-wide today.
The plan calls on all countries to address the major road safety risk factors and act on improving road safety with the goal to reduce road deaths and injuries around the world [...]
ACT has recorded a fatality-free Easter holiday period for the first time in three years as part of Operation Crossroads.
During the course of the operation, ACT Policing issued 119 traffic infringement notices (TINs) and 51 traffic infringement cautions. Across Australia more than 711,000 random breath tests were conducted, and 43,000 TINs issued to motorists.
The ACT [...]
In one 2km stretch of the Monaro Highway, I counted no fewer than three separate car accidents around 8-8:30am, with the traffic in absolute bedlam as a result. A three car pile up behind Richardson was followed by several Police vehicles and a car off the road at the Rose Cottage Roundabout. Finally more Police [...]
ACT Policing are reminding motorists to drive safe and sober over the upcoming Canberra Day long weekend, particularly if planning to travel interstate.
Traffic Operations Superintendent Mark Colbran is urging motorists to stay alert and stop every two hours if travelling long distances.
“We want everyone to plan their trips and include stops to combat driver fatigue, [...]
Chiefly Stanhope is informing us that he’s throwing the mobile speed camera net ever wider:
Road safety will be further improved through an increase to the number of sites where Canberra’s mobile speed cameras can operate from, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, said today.
“Improving road safety is a major [...]
Given that road safety related topics are so appreciated by RiotAct readers, I submit the following.
But first up, my condolences to anyone related to the following.
A (rough) breakdown of fatalities on ACT roads for 2010 shows:
Pushbikes – 2. Both were 60+ year old males.
Motorcycles – 4. The official stats have 5, but I am unable [...]
[First filed: Sep 21, 2010 @ 10:01]
I get a little confused about dates sometimes. But I’ve checked the calendar and it confirms today is indeed Tuesday 21 September 2010.
So I’m not quite sure what it means when TAMS says this on its website:
On Thursday 21 September 2010 the ACT Government announced that the ACT’s [...]
[First filed: Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:04]
The Chiefly Stanhope (having recovered from his original vision zero preceding a road toll not seen in many years) has been chanting over the grave of the previous policy and now announces he’s going back to the people with a “discussion paper on how the ACT might adopt a [...]
The Canberra Times has a piece on a $77,000 study of why motorcycle accidents are one the rise.
One might think the first place to look would be for a rise in motorcycle usage.
The article also raises a perennial whinge:
Most irritating to experienced riders are young women riding scooters protected only by thin skirts.
One motorcyclist [...]
That is if you believe the road works sign located at the Flemington Road/Sandford Street intersection in Mitchell:
“CYCLISTS WATCH FOR MERGING TRAFFIC”
The definition of traffic being;
The passage of people or vehicles along routes of transportation.
Vehicles or pedestrians in transit
The sign suggests that a “cyclist” is none of these?
The purpose of this road sign [...]
You read it here first on the RiotACT!
Notorious speeder, James-T-Kirk has reported that he was flying driving down Canberra Avenue in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and he spotted a ACT Government Speed Detector van parked in plain sight approximately 400 meters away. JTK was reported as saying “Bugga!”, just prior to deploying [...]
This time last year Mr Stanhope was aiming for a “vision zero” of road deaths.
This sort of thing often makes one a hostage to fortune and with the total so far this year already above last year’s (which had no vision at all) the Chief is looking for answers.
The ACT Government is to dig [...]
It’s not even knock-off time, and we already have a possible fatality in a head-on collision on Macs Reef Road, and a car full of girls has rolled on the highway just outside Goulburn.
Please folks, drive sensibly. Keep your speed down – the road is especially dangerous tonight with all those people on the road [...]
[ 21 March, 2010; 10:30 am; ]
Freedom is not a word. Freedom is not a lifestyle that can be bought and sold. Freedom is an action. Freedom is the wind in your hair. Where ever than hair may be. Freedom is a bicycle and the open road stretching out into the horizon. Freedom is not needing permission. Or oil. Or clothes. [...]
A recent post about the ACT Gov considering 40km/h zones in pedestrian areas, stirred up a bit of debate about nannying.
Australian research shows that a person who is hit by a car at 60km/h, has a 75% chance of being killed. At 50km/h, 38%. At 40km/h <20%. At 30km/h, <10%. Yet [...]
Now I have ranted on this topic previously but thought with the number of road-based posts cropping up recently I thought I would add a post to gauge what others see in this.
My gripe with ACT has always been the use of red arrows to prevent drivers turning right at all times day or night, [...]
Simon Corbell has proudly announced a new road safety show and tell to try and “ram home the safe driving message”.
(I normally find that messages which require brute force are of dubious merit, but let’s move on)
The attention-grabbing display, entitled Real Decisions, Real Consequences has as its focus a wrecked vehicle from a fatal [...]