Towards Zero 2016-2020

Towards Zero 2016-2020 is a plan to lower the number of lives lost on Victoria’s roads to 200 or less by 2020, and reduce serious injuries by at least 15%.


Victoria’s Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan – Towards Zero 2016-2020 – was developed by the Victoria’s road safety partners, VicRoads, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Regulation and the Department of Health and Human Services. Its development was informed by the views of the Victorian community and road safety experts and the best evidence about what works, worldwide. 

Towards Zero 2016-2020 is a plan to lower the number of lives lost on Victoria’s roads to 200 or less by 2020, and reduce serious injuries by at least 15%.

These are the most ambitious road safety targets in Victoria’s history.

Achieving these goals will require everyone on our roads to share the responsibility for improving safety. This includes road users, road designers, vehicle manufacturers, transport companies, State and local Government and road safety agencies. Under Victoria’s existing Safe System approach, effectively improving road safety requires a multi faceted approach that targets the safety of the road environment, the vehicles in which people travel, and the behaviour of everyone on the road.

Victorias new Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan, which underpins Towards Zero 2016-2022, can be found on Victoria’s Towards Zero website

The website will help all Victorians play their part in reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

It provides all types of road users - drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, heavy vehicle drivers - with information including the latest research and event and campaign updates and practical advice on how we can all work to help stop the senseless loss of lives on Victoria's roads.


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