The Victorian government is asking Victorians how they think road safety might be improved.

Concerned that the road toll is increasing relative to our peer countries, the Victorian government has started some community consultation.  Six sessions will be held from 2nd to 21st June, and the government says “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 input will go into Victoria’s new Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

This initiative is part of the “Towards Zero community consultation”, which to be clear means towards zero fatalities, not zero community consultation, and logic is that “locals know best” according to Luke Donnellan, minister for road safety.  Let’s hope they get some actual road safety experts in on this as well as the general population.

The minister goes on to say that “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.”

 If you’d like to attend see below for the times and dates:

Melbourne CBD2 June6 – 8.30pmMelbourne Town Hall 90-120 Swanston St, Melbourne
Werribee3 June6 – 8.30pmWerribee Racing Club

2 Bulban Rd, Werribee

Benalla9 June6 – 8.30pmBPACC Benalla Performing Arts Centre 57 Samaria Road, Benalla
Ballarat10 June6 – 8.30pmBallarat Mechanics Institute

117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Sale16 June6 – 8.30pmCriterion Hotel

90 Macalister Street, Sale

Casey/Cranbourne17 June6 – 8.30pmCasey Fields VFL Pavillion Casey Scorpions Football Club

160 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East

Refreshments avaialble from 5.30pm.

Links for more information:

So what do you think?  What would you say is a good way to improve road safety in your local area, Victorian or otherwise?



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