A national plan to improve road safety in Australia over the next three years has been welcomed by independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP SAFETY.

The release of the Australian Government’s National Road Safety Action Plan 2023-2025 aims to help focus government, industry and community efforts to improve road safety and reduce road trauma.

The overarching National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) places ‘vehicle safety’ as a cornerstone to road safety improvement – and has been acknowledged as one of priority areas the Australian Government and all state and territory governments will focus their efforts towards achieving zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

Encouraging the prioritisation of technology-based vehicle safety features and encouraging consumer and fleet uptake of newer and inherently safer vehicles, are clear action areas identified in the NRSS and Action Plan, and supported by ANCAP.

“The Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to ANCAP as outlined in this latest Action Plan will provide Australian consumers and fleet operators with reassurance that only the safest vehicles will be supplied to our shores,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.