There has been a long standing interest among various transport safety organisations, researchers, other stakeholders and the public concerning the relative safety of various transport modes. Questions are often posed along the lines: on average, is travel in a light aircraft safer than a typical journey in a private car? or - what is the safety difference between motorcycle riding and driving a car ? Consideration of relative transport safety risks also has potentially important policy implications, particularly where contingent resource allocation or risk management decisions are involved. In an attempt to address the core substance of these questions this Discussion Paper explores some of the main issues associated with the development of comparative safety measures across various transport modes and compares the results available from Australian and other studies.
|Type:||Research and Analysis Report|
|Publication date:||1 January 2005|