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Victorians Encouraged To Share Thoughts On Road Safety

28 May 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting all Victorians to share their thoughts on key road safety issues to help reduce road trauma and shape Victoria’s new Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

While road safety in Victoria has improved over the past five decades, reducing road deaths from 1,061 in 1970 to 249 in 2014, our position has slipped in recent years.

When it comes to road deaths per 100,000 population, we are behind countries such as Sweden, the UK and The Netherlands.

Six community consultation sessions will be held across Victoria to share knowledge about where road trauma is happening and to tap into local knowledge about what is likely to be most effective in reducing death and serious injury.

The community will be asked to share their thoughts on key focus areas including road features, vulnerable road users and risk taking behaviours, which account for 95 per cent of road deaths in Victoria.

The consultation period will commence on 2 June and run until 21 June, with the new Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan to be launched later this year.

You can find information on the community consultation sessions or complete the online feedback form at www.towardszero.vic.gov.auExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Road Safety, Luke Donnellan

“Locals know best. We want Victorians to tell us what they think about key road safety issues and how we reach our goal of zero deaths and serious injuries.”

“Victoria has been a leader in road safety for decades but we’re now falling behind. We need to search the world, and our own backyard, for the best ways to reduce road trauma.”

“We know that road features, vulnerable road users and risk taking behaviours account for 95 per cent of road deaths and that’s what we want the community to focus on.”

Suburb Date Time Location
Melbourne CBD 2 June 6 – 8.30pm Melbourne Town Hall 90-120 Swanston St, Melbourne
Werribee 3 June 6 – 8.30pm Werribee Racing Club

2 Bulban Rd, Werribee

Benalla 9 June 6 – 8.30pm BPACC Benalla Performing Arts Centre 57 Samaria Road, Benalla
Ballarat 10 June 6 – 8.30pm Ballarat Mechanics Institute

117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Sale 16 June 6 – 8.30pm Criterion Hotel

90 Macalister Street, Sale

Casey/Cranbourne 17 June 6 – 8.30pm Casey Fields VFL Pavillion Casey Scorpions Football Club

160 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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