Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Encouraging Victorians To Be Safe Around Heavy Vehicles

Heavy vehicle drivers and other road users are being urged to take care, in the wake of an increase in the number of deaths involving heavy vehicles on Victorian roads this year. So far in 2019, 42 people have tragically been killed in crashes involving heavy vehicles on Victorian roads, compared with 28 in all […]

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Roads Blitz Supporting Local Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz is supporting local jobs across regional Victoria and injecting millions back into the economy. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Sprayline Road Services in Ballarat to meet with VicRoads’ in-house works team who have delivered over $9 million of works to rebuild, repair and maintain regional […]

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Traffic Light Review To Improve Travel Time And Boost Safety

The timing of traffic lights are being adjusted to boost safety, reduce travel time and move more people on our roads. About 400 individual traffic signals are reviewed by our traffic engineers every year, to maximise traffic flow at some of our busiest intersections. On the Princes Highway, queue lengths on the South Gippsland freeway […]

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New Roundabout Boosting Safety At Mt Rowan

Works to construct a new roundabout at a high-risk Mt Rowan intersection are now complete, giving people driving through the area a safer journey thanks to the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the new roundabout will boost safety for the 3800 vehicles that […]

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Boosting Safety For Cyclists With New Intersection

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another new and innovative way to make our roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced Victoria’s first protected intersection will be built as part of a $3.25 million package of cycling and pedestrian upgrades at […]

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Wicked Campers Forced To Clean Up Their Act

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new legislation that will force vehicle owners displaying offensive images or slogans to remove them or face registration sanctions. The reforms are part of the Transport Legislation Amendment Bill, which will give the Department of Transport the power to cancel registrations should rogue businesses fail to clean up their […]

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Motorists Urged To Be Vigilant This Riding Season

Victorian drivers and motorcycle riders are being reminded to look out for each other on the roads, with rider numbers set to increase over summer. So far this year, 36 motorcycle riders have lost their lives Victorian roads, compared with 38 deaths for all of 2018 and 29 at the same time last year. Minister […]

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Updated Road Safety Act And Regulations Put Safety First

Victorian drivers are urged to ensure their address details are up to date ahead of new legislative changes designed to keep dangerous drivers off our roads. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced changes to the Road Safety Act 1986 and the new Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019, which come […]

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Tragic Milestone Reminds Victorians To Take Care On Our Roads

More people have already lost their lives on Victoria’s roads this year than for the entirety of 2018 – a tragic reminder for all of us to take care on our roads. On Friday the number of lives lost on our roads reached 214, surpassing the number of lives lost in 2018. These are not […]

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Works Underway To Upgrade Bells Boulevarde

Travelling to Bells Beach will soon be a lot smoother and safer for drivers and cyclists with significant upgrade works underway to improve Bells Boulevarde at Jan Juc. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford visited the worksite today to get a firsthand look at how this upgrade would deliver benefits not […]

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