Aust road crashes costing $30b a year

September 11, 2017

The Australian Automobile Association estimates road crashes cost the economy $30 billion a year.

The federal government is being urged to do more to reduce the number of road crashes in Australia after a new report found they are costing the economy nearly $30 billion a year.

The Australian Automobile Association says the costs relate to loss of life and wellbeing, vehicle damage and disability care.

It wants the government to re-establish the National Office for Road Safety to help improve driver education and research, as well as link road funding to safety targets, and reviewing data collected at crash scenes about possible causes including mobile phone use.

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