Road Safety Partnerships

Every road safety partnership helps to achieve the goal of reducing road deaths to zero by 2050. Within our Road Safety Partnerships there are four important areas of focus and each partnership will link to one or more of these areas.

Towards Zero Impact Area

Shared Responsibility - Victorian Community

Country Victorians - Regional and Rural Victorians

Unprotected Road Users - Cyclists, Motorcyclists or Pedestrians

Young People - Aged 16 to 25

Aim

To help Victorians recognise that they have a role in keeping themselves and others safe on the roads.

To educate country Victorians about rural road safety issues and how a Safe System approach will help to save lives and reduce injuries.

To give unprotected Victorians the information that can help them, stay safe and avoid injury.

To give young people the information and tools to help themselves and their friends stay safe.

Measure of success

Influential leaders and organisations are champions of change

Influential leaders and organisations are champions of change

Influential leaders and organisations are champions of change

Influential leaders and organisations are champions of change

 

Victorians have new insights and improved attitudes to actions that will move the state towards zero road trauma

Behaviour change locally

The TAC has been able to influence individuals to take specific actions e.g. protective clothing, ABS, phone and music use while using the road network

Behaviour change within the age group of 16 to 25

 

Organisations take ownership and implement their own initiatives

Regional Victorians take ownership and implement their own initiatives

Organisations take ownership and implement their own initiatives

The TAC has been able to influence individuals to take specific actions e.g. buy safe car, leave phone alone

Shared Responsibility:

  • The Towards Zero vision calls for the whole Victorian community to take responsibility for road safety and work together to reduce road trauma.
  • The TAC and our road safety partners provide infrastructure, legislation and enforcement. Industries can also contribute by providing the safest possible vehicles and road user need to take responsibility for their own safety and that of others.

Country Victorians:

  • Death rates on country roads are four times higher than on metropolitan roads with nearly half of all road fatalities in Victoria happening on 100 and 110 km/h rural roads. Two out of three people killed or seriously injured on country roads are country people.

Unprotected Road Users:

  • Pedestrians, bike riders and motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users. They suffer the most severe consequences in collisions because they cannot protect themselves against the speed and mass of vehicles.

Young  People:

  • Young drivers are one of the highest risk groups on our roads with night time when half their crashes happen.
  • A quarter of fatalities on Victoria’s roads involve young drivers - that’s 55 people killed and another 1245 seriously injured each year in crashes where the driver of the vehicle is under 25.
  • Inexperience, lifestyle, risk-taking and driving older cars with fewer safety features make young people more vulnerable to crashes and injury.