The National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO) has announced that it is making its Road Safety Intelligence Toolkit (RSIT) freely available to all local governments throughout Australia up to 30 June 2024. 

The toolkit is a data-driven solution NTRO has developed for the benefit of the Australian community that relies on data supplied by Transport Agencies across Australia. The RSIT can analyse how dangerous a road is, how roads compare to each other in terms of safety, and break crashes down by location, gender, age and a range of other demographics.

NTRO has said that it wants Councils and local communities to see for themselves exactly how safe their roads are, how they compare to other local government authorities, and where the improvements need to be made on their road networks.

NTRO said that it believes strongly in the power of data and innovation to save lives on Australian roads, and that it is perfectly positioned to be the national data hub for crash and road safety data. 

The organisation has the tools and the skills to analyse and understand the impacts of the road safety data to give effect to positive changes on roads. It is able to advise road managers where they should prioritise their investment to save lives, and who is most at risk, and where.

NTRO said that innovative, data-driven solutions can help shape a new future free of fatalities on road networks, and that all that’s needed to make it happen is a strong commitment from all levels of government to change for the better and adopt new ways of solving old challenges.

Lives are lost and irrevocably changed every single day on Australia’s roads. People make what should be a routine journey to work, school, or the shops, but don’t make it home safely to their families and loved ones.

NTRO said that it believes Australia is at a critical point in its road safety history, and that change needs to happen now, or this national crisis will only get worse.

NTRO said it hopes that by making RSIT available on a free trial to Councils, that it can kick-start the change towards using better data and innovation to create safer roads.

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