Transport & Road Safety
Victorians are more likely to die violently as the result of a road crash than from any other cause. Every life we lose on our roads is one too many. Road trauma causes great pain and heartbreak to those Victorians who lose family and friends in road crashes – and places a huge economic burden on our entire community. Arrive Alive 2008-2017 sets out how the Victorian Government will continue its leadership in road safety to deliver a safer system for all road users and make a significant reduction to road trauma. Road safety is a shared responsibility and all Victorians can contribute to safer roads and safer driving behaviour. By working together, we can substantially reduce serious casualties from road crashes and spare many Victorian families the grief of suffering the loss or serious injury of a loved one on our roads.
In order to achieve this, there is a need to change certain attitudes and behaviours, and to deliver improved road safety and active transport options. A strong partnership between the community, road safety partners and Council will reinforce and help implement these goals.
Leading L2P Program: L2P assists learner drivers who do not have easy access to suitable supervising drivers or a suitable motor vehicle an opportunity to go out with a mentor and hopefully gain the minimum driving experience of 120 hours. For more information, contact:
VicRoads Older Drivers: download the Older Drivers' handbook, which is available in multiple languages and get other information from the VicRoads website RACV Years Ahead: A safe driving awareness session providing information and advice to groups such as senior citizens clubs, Probus clubs, church groups and retirement villages.
For more information on road safety for motorcycles and their riders check out Spokes.