Road Safety Program

Victorian roads are being made safer under the $110 billion Infrastructure Investment Program, designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.

What we're doing

The Road Safety Program funding supports the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on rural and regional roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, in urban areas.

The Australian and Victorian Governments have an ongoing commitment to improving road safety by delivering improvements to our network designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.

This program will see safety improvements on state highways and arterial roads, including shoulder sealing and rumble strips to support the safe return of vehicles from the shoulder into the travel lane, physical barriers to prevent run off road crashes, and median treatments to prevent head-on vehicle collisions.

State-wide, more than 100 projects will be delivered to tackle the most common risks on our roads, including: 

  • safety upgrades to prevent head-on and run-off-road collisions
  • safety upgrades to prevent intersection collisions
  • safety upgrades to prevent collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists.

To learn more about what’s happening in your area visit our interactive safer roads website or learn more about projects across metropolitan Melbourne.

The Road Safety Program builds on the Australian and Victorian Governments’ existing funding and initiatives to improve road safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads, including the $500 million Targeted Road Safety upgrades announced as part of the infrastructure stimulus package in June 2020.

Why we're doing it

These upgrades are being delivered by VicRoads and Safer Roads under the Department of Transport, as we continue to work to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery. 

A breakdown of trauma shows that, between January 2015 and December 2019, nearly half the deaths recorded on Victoria’s roads happened on roads with high speeds between 100km/h and 110km/h.  These roads make up a small percentage of Victoria’s overall road network but are well over represented in terms of fatal and serious injury crashes.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps to reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable. 

Mistakes happen, which as humans we can’t always avoid. What we can do is build more forgiving road infrastructure so that when a mistake does happen on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

Get in touch

For more information about this program, please get in touch.

Call: 13 11 71

Email: [email protected]

 

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