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Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2008-2009
Queensland Transport, as lead road safety agency, is promoting a cooperative model for road safety policy and strategy in Queensland with its key road safety partners, the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Main Roads. It is recognised that road safety policy requires balanced attention to the road environment, vehicle safety and safe speeds, as well as road user behaviour. This is s

Gov Response to Travelsafe Report
The Select Committee on Travelsafe (the Committee) tabled Report No. 51: Report on the Inquiry into Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology (the Report) on 9 September 2008. The Committee made six recommendations in the Report. Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology (ANPR) is a technology used to detect and digitally read vehicle registration plates from camera images. Images can be l

Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 2009
The Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 1999 (also known as the Queensland Road Rules) was made on 28 October 1999. These rules regulate the operation of vehicles on Queensland roads and road-related areas. Under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, section 54, the regulation will expire on 1 September 2010. The regulation has been remade to provide for the continued s

Qld Road Safety Action Plan - speed management and drink driving
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) have developed the Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2010-11 (the 2010-11 Action Plan) in close collaboration. Two major areas of road safety work to be reflected in the 2010-11 Action Plan are speed management and drink driving. Independent analysis suggests that the greatest road safety benefit can be achie

Government Response to the Report on Police Pursuits
On 1 January 2008, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) introduced a revised Safe Driving Policy incorporating a more restrictive approach to commencing or continuing police pursuits. The policy was developed after a trial of the implementation of recommendations contained in the Crime and Misconduct Commission’s report, Police Pursuits: A law enforcement and public safety issue for Queensland (200

Drink driving reforms and road toll update
Queensland’s anti drink-driving effort currently involves a range of measures that include random breath testing, legal alcohol limits, licensing penalties and fines, vehicle impoundment, education and advertising campaigns, offender education programs and designated driver programs. While these appear to be widely known and accepted by the community, the high proportion of drink driving related

Inquiry into the road safety benefits of fixed speed cameras
In March 2010 the Economic Development Committee (the Committee) launched an inquiry into the road safety benefits of fixed speed cameras. The Committee tabled Report No. 4: Inquiry into the road safety benefits of fixed speed cameras on 7 October 2010. The report contained 15 recommendations in acknowledgment of the human, social and economic costs of road crash trauma on our community. Ten of t

Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology trial
The 52nd Legislative Assembly appointed the Select Committee on Travelsafe (the Committee) in October 2006, to monitor, investigate and report on all aspects of road safety and public transport in Queensland. The Committee’s Report No. 51: Report on the Inquiry into Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology (ANPR) (the Report) was tabled in Parliament on 9 September 2008. The Queensland Gov

National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Bill 2016
The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

Motorcycle Licensing Reform
Reforming the Queensland motorcycle licensing system is a priority outcome for the Government. The most direct way to try and improve motorcycle rider safety is to ensure novice riders have the appropriate skills and experience to ride a motorcycle on the road. The Government sought feedback from the community and key stakeholders and following an evaluation a holistic approach to reforming the mo

Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019
The Bill amends several transport Acts with a focus on road safety initiatives. The road safety amendments intend to reduce death and serious injury caused by drink drivers and speeding drivers. Key road safety initiatives will enhance the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program (Interlock Program) to motivate and support drink drivers to separate their drinking from driving. Amendments will introduce

National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30
The National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 articulates how Australia will work towards the goal of zero road trauma deaths by 2050. It sets ten-year targets to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries arising from road trauma, in alignment with the 2050 target. The Department of Transport and Main Roads has worked with the Australian Government’s Office of Road Safety Cross-jurisdicti