Nationals leader Warren Truss announced the Opposition's road safety policy in Sydney on Thursday, detailing a
Nationals leader Warren Truss announced the Opposition's road safety policy in Sydney on Thursday, detailing a "continuation of funding" for roads.

Road safety a top agenda for the Coalition

THE Coalition has promised more than $2 billion to address black spots, continue the Roads to Recovery program and improve heavy vehicle safety on roads around the nation.

And the funds, while aimed at addressing many problems on major highways, will come on top of the Coalition's multi-billion dollar commitments on the Bruce and Pacific highways.

Nationals leader Warren Truss announced the Opposition's road safety policy in Sydney on Thursday, detailing a "continuation of funding" for roads.

He said progress in addressing the 100-odd deaths on Australian roads, was "not as rapid as it should be", saying it was time for the nation to renew its efforts on road safety.

The policy will focus on putting $2.2 billion into the three programs, and an extra $10.5 million for the learner drivers' Keys2Drive program.

Mr Truss said the Coalition would also ask the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics to review "the full impacts of road trauma".



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