VicRoads wants to hear from Victoria’s 198,000-strong motorcycling community on ways to enhance safety on Victorian roads.
Riders and enthusiasts can help steer the future direction of the Motorcycle Safety Levy program, by participating in the 2017 Motorcycle Safety Survey. The Motorcycle Safety Levy was introduced in 2002 in response to the increasing number of a motorcyclists being killed or seriously injured. Since that date, $75 million in levy funds have been committed to dedicated motorcycle safety projects, including more than 190 road improvement projects at identified motorcycle blackspots.
“We want to hear the views of motorcyclists on their biggest safety issues, so we can deliver improvements that will prevent motorcyclist being seriously injured or killed on our roads,” said Safe System Road Infrastructure Program Director, Bryan Sherritt. “The number of motorcyclists in Victoria is growing so it’s more important than ever that we work together to create safer roads in Victoria.”
TAC Lead Director Road Safety Samantha Cockfield says the survey will provide important feedback on the major safety concerns that affect riders on the state’s road network.
“Too many people are killed and seriously injured in motorcycle crashes on Victorian roads and the Motorcycle Safety Survey is one way to help improve road safety for riders so that one day we can reach a point where everyone gets to their destination safely,” she said.
The survey is available via the VicRoads website and will run until 15 December.