Quote from the Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy: “[The Safe System Assessment Framework] needs to be used on all road infrastructure projects at all levels of government and within the private sector. While road safety audits can pick up specific design deficiencies, Safe System Assessments are still required to ensure that a harm elimination agenda is being pursued.

Ideally, an assessment would be conducted at the planning stage of a project and again towards the end of the project to counter the possibility of de-specification and diminishing safety effectiveness against delivery pressures”. (p.68)

“Key Action: All Commonwealth infrastructure funding to include star rating and safety performance criteria with Safe System Assessments to be used at the planning and completion stages on all projects.” (p.65)