Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy
The Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy plan mapped out how Victorian road safety partners would work 20% reduction in deaths and 15% reduction in serious injuries in five years.
The Victorian Government set a target to reduce lives lost on our road to under 200 people by 2020.
The strategy aimed to create a safe road system for all Victorians – this means safe roads and roadsides, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road use by all people using the road.
- The greatest investment in making our roads safer through infrastructure with a particular focus on rural roads – more than $1 billion over five years
- A major effort to engage with the Victorian community on road safety
- Further investment in police resources to combat high-risk behaviours
- New measures to ensure the vehicles Victorians travel in are as safe as they can be.
This road safety plan is about creating a safe system for all Victorians and is focusing on:
- More effort where most fatalities happen – on country roads
- The people most likely to become road casualties – younger and older Victorians, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians
- New technology to make our cars, roads and our own driving safer
The Towards Zero 2016 – 2020 Strategy and Action Plan was developed by the TAC and our partners, Victoria Police, VicRoads and the Department of Justice to focus on our biggest road trauma challenges.