Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the fund would increase road safety awareness and education, contributing to the reduction of road trauma in Australia.
“The Federal Government takes road safety seriously, because one death and one crash on our roads is one too many,” Mr McCormack said. “We are looking forward to seeing proposals for projects that can make a difference to road safety by reminding everyone who uses our country’s road systems that we all have responsibility for keeping people safe on our roads.
“Road safety enablers provide a key role in stimulating and supporting road safety action and communicating across consumer groups and the community. “The funding being rolled out through this initiative and other road safety grant projects over the next four years aims to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries occurring on our roads.
“The Government has already committed $3.3 million of the Awareness and Enablers Fund to support road safety groups including the Australasian College of Road Safety, the Australian Road Safety Foundation, Driver Reviver Australia, the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia, the Traffic Management Association of Australia and Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group in their valuable work.”Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the Federal Government was taking strong action to ensure deaths and serious injuries from road crashes in Australia go down, not up, over the coming decade.