Evidence of Effectiveness of Reduced Speed Limits Exclusively for P Platers

David Madden made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Roads and Maritime Services

The request was refused by Roads and Maritime Services.

From: David Madden

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Dear Roads and Maritime Services,
I was wondering if there was any statistical evidence that P platers and L platers have reduced crash rates on high speed roads - roads with speed limits higher than 90km/h for learner drivers and red provisional drivers or roads with limits high than 100km/h for green provisional drivers.

Evidence of lower crash rates/fatalities when drivers are travelling at reduced speeds in this case would be irrelevant as I am asking specifically for rates when cars are driving at different limits on the same road. What was the reason for implementing these restrictions?
The restrictions were changed for Learner drivers from 80km/h to 90km/h; has there been a revision of these laws since their inception for provisional drivers?

As a further question has any investigation been looked into for how does NSW compares to other states which do not have these same restrictions?

Yours faithfully,
David Madden

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Roads and Maritime Services

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Dear David

In order for this unit to process your request, could you please complete the attached form:-

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Regards

Enza Kursun
Manager
Information Access Unit
Legal & Information Access Branch
People and Corporate Services
Transport for NSW

T 02 8202 3862
Upper Ground 18 Lee Street Chippendale NSW 2008

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

The applicant has not told Right to Know the status of this request and I have been asked to update the status.

Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. With this request, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is some time since the agency responded and the applicant does not appear to have made a follow-up. It is possible that a follow-up has been made by the ordinary post or by private email but Right to Know has not heard anything about this. Even if the applicant did not follow-up agency questions, it does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required) manner.

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.

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