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NTRO's Road Safety Intelligence Toolkit offers a data-driven approach to reducing road trauma
National Transport Research OrganisationNov 17, 2023 2:34:09 PM1 min read

Time for a data-driven approach to reduce road trauma

As World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims approaches, NTRO is committed to Vision Zero and a data-driven solution developed to help reduce road trauma.

Despite a national road safety strategy, road deaths and serious injuries continue to increase Australia-wide. In 2023, nearly 1,000 people have died on our roads to the end of September – nearly 7 per cent higher than last year. Worryingly, there have been more multiple fatality crashes in 2023 than previous years.

Understanding where these crashes are occurring can be difficult for practitioners to determine high-risk sections of road and prioritise investment in these areas if required to mitigate risk for road users.

In line with the National Road Safety Strategy, NTRO has developed a number of innovative resources offering those who manage our roads a unique insight into identifying dangerous roads, crash trends and being able to pinpoint what is causing crashes and near-misses on Australia’s roads.

The Road Safety Intelligence Toolkit is one of these resources that been developed by NTRO that can drill down into specific factors which cause crashes and near-misses, including gender, age, crash type and other contributing factors, such as excessive speed. It allows road managers to identify crash points by location on a map, showing at a glance where Australia’s most dangerous roads are.

The information is derived from crash data sourced from multiple state bodies. It is then processed, harmonised and aligned by NTRO.

Additional data can be populated to determine near misses, locations of speed compliance and road condition data.

For more information on this data-driven solution to help reduce road trauma, fill out the form below: