Development of a Strategic Motorcycle Safety Program in Victoria, Australia.

Development of a Strategic Motorcycle Safety Program in Victoria, Australia.
Dr Dale Andrea VicRoads, Victoria Australia
ABSTRACT
The introduction of a Motorcycle Safety Levy in Victoria, Australia has increased considerably the funding available for research and initiatives addressing motorcycle safety. Developing a strategic method for allocating funds was essential in maximising the safety benefits for riders within the limits of the amount raised. Research was undertaken to determine the key issues, appropriate countermeasures, the size of the effects, the overall cost of measures, and the acceptability of measures to riders and road safety stakeholders. Highest priority was accorded to measures demonstrating significant reductions in injuries to riders for relatively low cost. Research into critical safety issues was given priority where effective countermeasures have not been established. Preliminary evaluations of the countermeasures implemented to date show promising reductions in injuries to riders and it is expected that the measures will return crash cost savings well in excess of the program costs. Targeted research and development expenditure is expected to return considerable benefits over the longer term.
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