Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New factors to be tested in Road Safety survey

Media Release

DC308/2017

12 October 2017

  • Australian Government commences 2017 Survey of Community Attitudes to Road Safety
  • Survey will canvass the views of Australians on key road safety issues such as drug-impaired driving and sharing the road with heavy vehicles
  • Inaugural survey was conducted in 1986

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the commencement of the national survey of Community Attitudes to Road Safety, which for the first time will ask questions on drug-impaired driving and sharing the road with heavy vehicles.

Mr Chester said the 24th iteration of the survey, which dates back to 1986, would help steer policy to improve road safety across Australia.

“Results from previous surveys have revealed the major factors that people most commonly identify as being involved in road crashes are speed, inattention, drink driving, driver distraction and fatigue,” Mr Chester said.

“It will be interesting to see what the results are this time.

“In the 2017 survey, a sample of Australians will be asked questions on a range of topics, including attitudes to Random Breath Testing (RBT), roadside drug testing, speed limits and mobile phone use while driving.

“The Government is committed to improving road safety, and is also working cooperatively with state and territory governments to assess the effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020.

“Governments can't do this alone, everyone using the roads has a responsibility to drive with care.”

For more information on the survey, visit infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/community_attitudes_survey