This benefit focuses on investment that contributes to an overall improvement in a safe system for all users of all modes. It includes system-wide infrastructure investment and also the regulation and policing of the land transport system for safety.
The four elements of the safe system for roads are: safe roads and roadsides; safe speeds; safe vehicles; and safe road use, as well as overall system management.
Investments that may contribute to this benefit are those that intervene to improve the safety of the system, including system-wide infrastructure, speed-related activities (including speed limit change as well as user behaviours), safer facilities, and policing costs. Please note, however, that the monetisation of 1.1 Impact on social cost and deaths and serious injuries incorporates considerations of a safe system.
All land transport users can be impacted by a safe transport system, whether driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist or other type of user.
The quantitative measures currently associated with this benefit include road assessment ratings and travel speed gap.
1.2.1 Road assessment rating – roads#
1.2.2 Road assessment rating – state highways#
1.2.3 Travel speed gap#
Measures marked # are quantitative.
For more information about these measures see Non-monetised benefits manual: qualitative and quantitative measures.