Motorcycle safety the target of new campaign

21 June 2019

A new education safety campaign is being launched today to help address a tragic spike in motorcycle fatalities across Victoria this year.

VicRoads, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission has launched the Every Second – Always On campaign which encourages riders to brush up on their safe riding skills and knowledge.

Across Victoria, 28 motorcyclists and passengers have lost their lives this year – 11 more than for the same time last year. 

This campaign highlights the need for motorcyclists to be constantly vigilant and focuses on key contributors to crashes including:

  • speed
  • cornering
  • road positioning
  • road hazards
  • other road users.

A new online quiz has been developed to test and refresh motorcyclists’ knowledge of safe riding behaviour and road rules. The quiz engages motorcyclists in a conversation about safety and encourages ongoing education about road rules and rider behaviour.

Motorcyclists are over-represented in road trauma. They make up less than 4% of registered vehicles, yet account for about 19% of deaths on our roads this year.

The Every Second – Always On campaign is part of a $1 million package, funded through the Motorcycle Safety Levy, which is delivering a range of safety, education and rider mobility initiatives.  

The campaign complements the Transport Accident Commission’s Perfect Ride motorcycle safety campaign urging Victorian riders to take care when using our roads.

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