Road Safety - Programs
Road safety of infants and children
Safe Seats, Safe Kids – Child Car Restraint Fitting Checks
Anecdotal evidence suggests 70% of child car restraints are incorrectly installed or used. Child car restraints that are incorrectly fitted pose a serious safety risk to children travelling in those restraints.
This is why Council invites all parents and carers to book in for a free child car restraint fitting or safety check. Kidsafe Victoria in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, with support from the Victorian State Government run regular restraint fitting checks at the following local venues:
- Bridge Road Children’s and Community Centre, 260-266 Bridge Road, Strathtulloh
- Stevenson House, 10 Stevenson Crescent, Caroline Springs
Bookings are essential. Parents and carers (including grandparents!) can book in a free child car restraint fitting or check by registering through Safe Seats, Safe Kids website.
Sessions can book out quickly so it is recommended that you sign up to receive notifications about future inspection days in the area.
For information and advice to assist you to create a safe travel environment for your child on every trip visit: Safe Seats Safe Kids Resources webpage.
Road Safety Websites for Early Childhood
VicRoads Early Childhood Education
Road Safety Education Victoria
Early Learning Association Australia
Road safety for young drivers
Community Road Safety Forum
This is a free event, registrations essential.
When: Thursday 20 May
Where: Fraser Rise Children's and Community Centre, 46 City Vista Court, Fraser Rise
Time: 6.20pm to 9.00pm
Are you a young driver or the parent/guardian of a young driver? The Community Road Safety Forum aims to give you all the information you need to drive safely on our roads.
Guest speakers from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the Road Trauma Support Services will talk about the rules of the road, and share some life experiences about being involved in, or responding to traffic accidents. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and get your hands on further information about safe driver behaviour.
There will be door prizes, and everyone who attends will go into the draw to win free driving lessons!
- The forum will include discussions about the impact of road trauma, and may be confronting.
- To protect everyone’s health and safety, this event is subject to COVID-19 restrictions and may need to be modified or postponed closer to the date. Please contact Council or check the website to see if the event will be going ahead as planned. Anyone who makes a booking with the venue will be notified directly of any changes.
Event sign in is from 6:20pm. The event will begin at 6:30pm sharp with an expected finish time of 9pm.
L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program
L2P Learner Driver Mentor 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.
L2P Mentor Flyer(PDF, 145KB)
For more information, contact Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services on 8746 1000.
Road safety for older drivers
The RACV program Years Ahead is a free one hour presentation that provides information and advice to keep older Victorians safe on the road and connected to their community. This includes how health impacts driving, vehicle and road safety tips, alternatives to driving and empowering older adults to be able to continue living rich and fulfilling lives. If you would like to hold a session at your local club or group, please contact our Road and Community Safety 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 visit Spokes, or contact Council on 9747 7200.