|Road Safety & Traffic Management
The NSW Police Force provides the public face of road safety to the community and is a key road safety stakeholder. The Service is actively engaged in all aspects of the 5 E’s of road safety:
This combination of activities seeks to achieve road trauma reduction and the free movement of traffic through day to day on road activities.
During 1998 speed was a causal factor in:
Drink and Drug Impaired Drivers
During 1998 alcohol was a causal factor in:
On Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights alcohol was a factor in 60% of fatal crashes. In 1996 of those drivers/riders admitted to hospital with illegal BAC’s – over 50% were high range, with young driver’s (17-25) having twice the incidence of illegal BAC levels.
“To reduce road trauma by encouraging safer road user behaviour and compliance with the road laws.” Providing an effective traffic policing service involves:
People detected committing driving offences, apart from the monetary penalty and potential licence cancellation for some offences, may also be subject to loss of demerit points.
Speed Detection Equipment
Radar, Lidar devices (hand held laser speed detection),
During 1998 motor vehicle occupant casualties not wearing an available restraint resulted in:
Fatigue is not necessarily associated with long trips or heavy vehicles and it is difficult to assess. In general terms:
Useful Road Safety Links