Death and injuries on the road: critical issues for legislative action and law enforcement


This report looks at international studies conducted on the effectiveness of traffic law enforcement measures and the relevance of international traffic law enforcement measures for Australia. It also discusses possible legislative provisions that may be effective for Australia and the most appropriate enforcement strategies to achieve the maximum road safety benefits in Australia.

The general motivation for this report was to provide the background for a submission by the Federal Office of Road Safety (FORS) on the effectiveness of the enforcement of traffic law to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Transport Safety (HORSCOTS). This report though has been substantially modified from the original submission to FORS and represents the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Federal Office of Road Safety.