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Here we share road safety news, views and innovations as we work towards zero road deaths and injuries on our roads.

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Crime Stoppers Tyre marks on road
30 Nov 2015

It can be a scary experience to see other drivers intentionally breaking the rules and driving dangerously.

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The Facts on Speeding Image of speedometer
09 Nov 2015

Speeding is the biggest cause of crashes on Victorian roads and slowing down by 5km/hr can mean the difference between a close call and death. Unfortunately, there is a part of the community that believes low level speeding is acceptable, namely males.

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A look back on Melbourne's road safety history
24 Aug 2015

While horses were the main cause of deaths and injuries on the roads in the 19th century, the 20th century saw the introduction of motor cars, which presented an even greater problem.

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Horsham's road safe school fence Horsham school fence
20 Aug 2015

For the school kids at Ss Michael and John in Horsham the ball going over the road was giving them a lot of headaches. But they came up with a great solution that made them safer next to the road and kept the games going strong.

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Drink driving: The fall out
15 Aug 2015

Christie Cooper is a reporter for 7 News Melbourne. She recently wrote about the heart wrenching behind-the-scenes story of the tragic impact a drink driver can have on a child, a family and a community

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Tips for Driving in Wet Weather Cartoon man lifting his car in a flood
10 Aug 2015

Melbourne is often said to experience four seasons in one day and, despite its promise of warmer more settled weather, spring is the time when this can happen most. The new season's weather in Victoria really can "spring" from a sunny to driving rain and back to sun again, all before lunch time.

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Towards Zero - Making Progress blogs

To achieve the Towards Zero vision of a future free of deaths and serious injuries on our roads, we all need to work together to keep improving the safety of our road network.

Festival of Footy Festival of Footy

Football is an important part of us reaching the community in working Towards Zero. The Festival of Footy focuses on our shared responsibilty and country Victoria partnerships.

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New Road Safety Education Complex for young drivers Students visiting TAC vulnerability sculpture Graham

A world leading road safety education complex is being developed at Melbourne Museum as Victoria works to create a new generation of safe young drivers.The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has partnered with the Victo...

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Flexible Wire Rope Safety Barriers Flexible barrier being installed on the Melba Highway

In this article, we address the concerns and questions raised about flexible wire rope safety barriers. Learn more here.

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Safe cycling promoted through Cadel Road Race Cyclists on road in Melbourne

The Transport Accident Commission has partnered with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race to promote road safety in an effort to reduce cyclist road trauma

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Cycling In Victoria Men cycling in city

In an effort to reduce cyclist road trauma, we have partnered with upcoming cycling events across Victoria to promote the road safety message.

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Vision Zero and Sweden’s approach to road safety Swedish roads with wire rope barriers and lined with snow covered pine trees

The Towards Zero philosophy is new to Victoria but it has been in effect in Sweden for close to two decades.

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