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In Melbourne and regional Victoria, record numbers of trucks and cars are on the roads which also carry buses and trams, cyclists and pedestrians and people in taxis or rideshare services.

Roads are the spine of the public and private transport systems.

In the fastest growing outer suburbs and in regional Victoria, cars are often the only way to travel. 

In regional Victoria, more than 90 per cent of daily journeys are made on ageing roads. 

Many very different types of vehicles are now sharing space on our roads.

Enormous trucks cart wind turbine parts from the ports of Geelong and Portland across country roads that also carry cyclists and tourist buses.

The streets of inner and outer Melbourne buzz with little white vans that deliver goods ordered online.  

Some of these roads were built in the 19th century when the car had not been imagined, let alone the A-double truck or a person on an electric bike.

The Department of Transport is working with VicRoads, the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority and its project teams - including North East Link, Major Roads Projects, West Gate Tunnel and Level Crossing Removals - to make travel by road safer, smarter and fairer for everyone.

About Road Safety Victoria 

Road Safety Victoria was created as part of the Department of Transport in 2019. The remit of Road Safety Victoria is to make every road journey safe and ensure that Victoria continues to be a leader in road safety initiatives and innovation. 

Road Safety Victoria works closely with the Victorian Road Safety Partnership to achieve this. 

The partnership recognises the need for cross-government collaboration in achieving road safety outcomes. 

The partners are: 

Road Safety Victoria is responsible for coordinating delivery of the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030. Find out more about the strategy

By 2025, more than half the vehicles being produced in the world are expected to be used by subscription services instead of private ownersCar use in the middle and outer suburbs is growing, while short tram trips and cycling are on the rise in inner Melbourne