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Road Safety Action Plan 2021-2023

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will invest $385.8 million over four years to deliver a new plan that tackles the root causes of road trauma and holds repeat offenders to account with new safety infrastructure and creates strategies to increase public awareness and help protect our most vulnerable road users. 

The state’s first Road Safety Action Plan will drive down road trauma by focusing on the groups we know are over-represented in deaths and serious injuries on our roads each year.  It is the first in a series of action plans implementing the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021- 2030.  

The action plan will be delivered by the Road Safety Partners of Victoria:

  • Department of Transport 
  • Victoria Police 
  • Transport Accident Commission 
  • Department of Justice and Community Safety 
  • Department of Health

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The partners will work closely with stakeholders including WorkSafe, local councils and community organisations, and others who can help us achieve our road safety goals.

Our vision is for zero lives lost by 2050

Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030

The Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 aims to halve deaths by 2030 and put us on a strong path to eliminate all road deaths by 2050. 

Most Victorians do the right thing on our roads, but when crashes happen, they have devastating impacts on individuals, families, communities and workplaces. 

The strategy seeks to embed a strong culture of road safety within the community, supporting road users to make safe choices as we progressively reduce fatalities on our roads.

The strategy’s objectives are to:

  • ensure all Victorians are safe and feel safe, on and around our roads.
  • halve all road deaths by 2030 and put us on a strong path to eliminate all road deaths by 2050, while also reducing serious injuries on our roads.
  • encourage a culture of road safety within the Victorian community. 
  • deliver a suite of initiatives that have an impact in the short-term while preparing us for the future opportunities. 

The strategy will be implemented via short-term action plans of key initiatives. This approach allows us to be agile in response to road safety now and into the future. 

The strategy is informed by data and research, subject matter expert contributions, stakeholder and community engagement undertaken in 2019 and 2020. 

Road Safety Victoria – based within the Department of Transport – led development of the strategy in collaboration with the Victorian Road Safety Partnership – the Transport Accident Commission, Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the Department of Health and Human Services.  

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