Safer Australian Roads and Highways (#SARAH) achieves Major Road Safety Success | #AusPol

Safer Australian Roads and Highways achieves Major Road Safety Success

sets a precedent as High speed lane on Hume Freeway converted to Breakdown Lane

  • Watershed moment in road safety history, with a dangerous 1.5 kilometre section of the Hume Freeway being changed from three to two lanes to provide a breakdown lane that meets the Australian Road standards” SARAH spokesperson Peter Frazer announced.
  • The conversion of the third lane into a breakdown lane – direct result of the successful lobbying by Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) following the horrific death of Ms Sarah Frazer on that section of Freeway on 15 February 2012.
  • Major road safety precedent that will affect road design and maintenance in NSW and will have flow effects in all jurisdictions
  • NSW Government recognises Duty of Care to ensure road users involved in an incident, breakdown or crash no longer to be placed in harm’s way.
  • Implication for other dangerous sections of roads and highways to ensure proper breakdown lanes exist

Background Information

SARAH Road Safety Campaign and Historic Breakdown Safety Strategy information included on p.3

Peter Frazer

SARAH Media Release – SARAH sets road safety precedent – Major change to Hume Freeway – 27 November 2012.pdf

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
%d bloggers like this: