THE HIGH DEATH TOLL ON AUSTRALIAN ROADS what's wrong with the courses of today? what can be changed? written by : Owen Varian 12B commissioning body: Department of Transport and Education Board date: 12th April 2002 TABLE OF CONTENTS HEADING & SECTION Abstract Acknowledgements 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Overview 1.2 Background Information 1.3 Public Interest 1.4 Aim of the Report 2.0 Literature Review 3.0 Definitions 3.1 Accident 4.0 Major Issues 4.1 The Outline of the Major Issues 4.2 Background Information 4.3 Historical Perspective 4.4 Attitudes 4.5 Key Players 5.0 Effects of Inexperienced Drivers 5.1 Short Term 5.2 Long Term 5.3 Dangers 5.4 Difficulties 5.5 Consequences 6.0 Conclusion 7.0 Recommendations 7.1 Short Term 7.2 Long Term 7.3 Funding / Cost Considerations 7.4 Action Needed to resolve the issue 8.0 Appendix 9.0 References ABSTRACT This report will explore the high death toll on Australian roads, and what the communities of Australia and the education board can do to stop staining our roads with blood.
There are to many inexperienced drivers on the road that do not have the abilities to drive in wet weather, drive on the highway, drive at night or able to judge distances. These simple tasked are not practised during the six months in which the teenager is supposed to have learnt these basic driving skills or what ever the case may be.
The highest death rate in Australia is on the roads and the victims of these incidents are in the ages between 16 to 25. There were 1,825 road fatalities throughout Australia in 2000, 62 more fatalities than in 1999. 2000 was also the highest the road fatalities have been since 1996.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS In doing this report I would like to acknowledge the people behind the www.roadsafety.com for providing us with information on road safety and what we...