Black Spot Program
The Black Spot Program is part of the commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads.
Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes. Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.
The Black Spot Program makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.
The Government will provide $59.5 million per annum to 2013-14 for road safety projects under the Black Spot Program.
In the 2012-13 Budget, the Government announced that it will provide $300 million ($60 million per annum) to extend the Black Spot Program for a further five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19.