How do I know if my lights are broken?
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has revealed that Australia has the highest number of road lighting offences in the world, with more than 7,000.
“Roads are not the safest way to travel, but we have to be honest and say it’s not the first time road safety has been compromised,” the bureau said in a statement.
“More than 40 per cent of the vehicles on our roads are over the speed limit, yet the average speed is less than 50km/h.”
Our road safety policies are working.
In 2017, we installed more than 50 million road safety devices.
We’ve introduced new lighting, upgraded traffic signals and made significant investments in road safety.
The government is committed to ensuring road safety is a priority for all Australians.
“The ABC’s Amanda Tapp said there were more than 70 lights that were broken on Australian roads every hour.
Roads in Australia were often poorly maintained, so the number of lights that had broken in a given day was likely to be high, she said.
There are also a lot of lights in Queensland, which is in the South East of Australia.
ABC Roads reporter Matt Lee said while the roads were often unsafe, the number could be higher in other parts of the country.
A spokesperson for the Australian Bureau the Department of Transport said there was no official data on road safety statistics for Queensland, but there were “several indicators that road safety on our state roads is deteriorating”.
Road safety laws introduced in 2013 and 2016The road safety laws were introduced in the late 1990s to address the growing number of crashes, including the infamous “Ladies Day” crash in 2014 that killed eight people.
The laws were designed to increase the safety of road users by limiting the speed of vehicles on the road, while also protecting pedestrians and cyclists from crashes.
After the crash, a number of changes were introduced including a requirement that all traffic lights be red, yellow or white and a requirement for drivers to wear seat belts.
More than 4,000 people were killed on Australian roadways in 2016, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology.
In March this year, an inquest into the “Lemony Snicket” crash at Coober Pedy, in South Australia, found that police had failed to take into account that the road had a speed limit of 50km per hour.”
In a fast moving vehicle, it’s extremely dangerous to drive over a 50kmph speed limit,” a coroner said in the report.
An inquest into a “Llewelyn Snicket crash” in South Adelaide was also criticised by the ABC.
On the same day, a coroner in Perth found that a police officer’s use of a siren was “unreasonably dangerous”.
A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Roads said the government had taken the lead in implementing the new laws and had implemented more than 2,000 road safety improvements.
It said the laws were also proving to be a significant deterrent to dangerous driving.