Road deaths linked to low petrol prices, ANU research finds

26 August 2018

About 83 fewer people would have lost their lives on Australian roads in 2016 if fuel prices were higher, a study from the Australian National University has found.

The study found that a fall in fuel prices contributed to knocking Australia off track for meeting the 2020 road safety target, however the NRMA disagrees with the findings.

The article quotes Dr Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. Read the full Canberra Times story.