Road Safety Initiatives for International Visitors to Australia
Wilks, Jeffrey & Watson, Barry C. (2000) Road Safety Initiatives for International Visitors to Australia. In Australian College of Road Safety Yearbook 2000. Executive Media, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 21-31.
Recent work by the Federal Office of Road Safety indicates that there are approximately 45 international visitors killed on Australian roads each year. In absolute terms this is not a large problem, representing only 2.5% of Australia’s annual road toll. However, the full ramifications of motor vehicle crashes involving international visitors are often overlooked. Wilks and Watson have argued that fatal crashes are only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and that the social and economic consequences of non-fatal crashes among tourists must also be considered.
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