What is Road 2 Zero?
The Road 2 Zero Road Safety Strategy builds on Council’s previous strategy and links with the Victorian Government's awareness campaign 'arrive alive 2008-2017'. It outlines ways that we can work together to change attitudes and behaviours to improve road safety and active transport in our community.
Council’s aim is to have a greater than 30% reduction of serious and fatal road crashes, and to reduce the severity of serious injury crashes by 2018.
As a community we can reduce serious injuries from road crashes and spare many families the grief of suffering the loss or serious injury of a loved one on our roads.
Road 2 Zero Action Plan
Road 2 Zero Strategy
Council’s first, three-year Road 2 Zero Action Plan is about to expire and will be updated for a further three-year period in July 2012.
Reducing road trauma
In order to achieve this, there is a need to change certain attitudes and behaviours, and to deliver improved road safety and active transport options. A strong partnership between the community, road safety partners and Council will reinforce and help implement these goals.
Road safety of infants and children
Melton Toyota on High Street, Melton, provide free child restraint checks.
Road safety for young drivers
Leading L2P Program: L2P assists learner drivers who do not have easy access to suitable supervising drivers or a suitable motor vehicle an opportunity to go out with a mentor and hopefully gain the minimum driving experience of 120 hours.
For more information, contact Djerriwarrh Employment and Education Services on 8746 1000.
Road safety for older drivers
The Road 2 Zero program for older drivers aims to:
- encourage the use of alternative forms of transport such as public transport
- educate the public on road safety issues for older road users
- encourage self-regulation of driving ability.
If you would like to hold a session at you local club or group please contact Council's Road Safety/Active Transport Officer on 9747 7200.
- VicRoads Older Drivers: download the Older Drivers' handbook, which is available in multiple languages and get other information from the VicRoads website
- RACV Years Ahead: A safe driving awareness session providing information and advice to groups such as senior citizens clubs, Probus clubs, church groups and retirement villages.
Road safety speed trailer
Melton City Council's 'Speed Awareness Trailer' is now on the streets. The trailer is used to alert drivers to the speed limit and their current speed. The speed awareness trailer will be placed on different local roads across the City each week to increase awareness of speed zones in local streets and around schools.
Road safety for motorcycles
For more information on road safety for motorcycles and their riders check out Spokes, or contact Council on 9747 7200.