The Victorian Government in Australia is investing in the state’s first Road Safety Action Plan so more Victorians make it home safely every day.
The plan will focus on cohorts of Victorians who either experience or cause harm on the roads, including dangerous drivers, people who work on the roads, and vulnerable groups like young people, motorcyclists, pedestrians and the elderly.
A total of $385.8m will be spent over four years to deliver the plan through new safety infrastructure, strategies to increase public awareness and innovative programs to protect the most vulnerable road users.
The action plan will see 35 additional speed and red-light cameras installed at high-risk intersections and two new networks of cameras on freeways to deter dangerous driving like speeding – which contributes to 30 percent of fatal crashes on Victorian roads.
“This plan will help us tackle the root causes of road trauma – identifying dangerous repeat offenders early and making sure we protect our most vulnerable road users so that more Victorians make it home safely every day,” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll.