Fixing roads will save lives
FINDING a way to fast-track deployment and uptake of proven vehicle safety technology and innovation was one of 12 key recommendations in a new independent report of the National Road Safety Strategy.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack accepted the findings during an event at Parliament House in Canberra involving key industry stakeholders and officials.
Big Rigs readers thought the government was looking in the wrong place.
Ken Worth said it wasn’t the technology that would fix the issues, proper rest areas and facilities would.
“Holding the transport majors and DCs to account for the role they play in driver fatigue and stress,” he said.
“Correcting the stupid lines in the sand that corrode commonsense and paying people what they’re worth. That’s a good start and it’ll save more than one (life).”
Brendan Maher agreed with fixing the infrastructure.
“The government is committed to saving lives unless it costs them money. Start fixing the roads, fix the drop off on shoulders, that would save more lives than all this crap.”