A new study has revealed some of the best-kept secrets of the NSW Roads Authority’s balcony safety network, and its future is bright.
The study, published by The Conversation and conducted by consulting firm Avalere, has identified five main areas for improvement: the use of LED lights, better signage, improved communication and a dedicated police station.
It found NSW has a number of issues that need to be addressed before the NSW Road Safety Network can be expanded.
“The biggest issues are communication,” said Professor Michael Brown, an expert in safety technologies and innovation from the University of NSW.
“The public have a very low threshold for detection of potential hazards.”
A lot of the areas that need work are communication.
People don’t have a lot of time to process things quickly and quickly, so when something happens, it doesn’t go to the public.
“There is a lack of clarity in what’s going on, and that’s going to be the biggest challenge.”
Professor Brown said while it is impossible to predict exactly what will happen in the future, he hopes the results of the study will help inform future planning and design.
“I think it will give us a bit of a baseline for where we are at in terms of communication,” he said.
“We’re not just looking at how the road is now, but what the road will look like 20 years from now.”
What we’re looking at is how people will be able to access the road in the 21st century.
“In a bid to make the road more safe, the report recommends that the authority consider how to better communicate the signs that are installed.”
To learn more about the study, read the report.”
You’ve got to understand the landscape.”
To learn more about the study, read the report.
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