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 deep and discover how aware Canberrans really are about risks on the road, and will use the research to improve its safety education campaigns, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today.
“This research will help the Government to identify what Canberrans do and don’t know about safe driving practices and the effectiveness of Government campaigns aimed at changing driver behaviour – such as the current driver distraction television campaign,” Mr Stanhope said,
“With the ACT’s road toll already exceeding last year’s total, barely five months into the year the ACT Government wants to know what is going on in the minds of Canberra drivers.
The results are expected in July.