Safety is one of the key drivers behind Regional Roads Victoria (RRV).

Tragically, people are four times more likely to die or be seriously injured on country roads than on city roads.

To combat this, we’re embedding safe system principles into all of our road projects, and working in partnership with the TAC to roll out vital road safety upgrades across regional Victoria. To see how we’re making roads safer, check out our interactive map 

As part of Towards Zero, the Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion in new safety features and improving existing road infrastructure, to ensure every journey on a Victorian road is a safe one.

Since we began making these improvements;

  • run-off-road crashes have reduced by 26%
  • casualty crashes have reduced by 30%
  • intersection crashes have reduced by 35% 

Towards Zero is the biggest effort ever to make rural roads safer across Victoria. By installing new safety features and improving existing infrastructure, we can prevent crashes from happening, or reduce their severity when they are unavoidable.

This comprehensive safety infrastructure package includes features such as:

  • flexible safety barriers
  • overtaking lanes
  • rumble strips
  • sealing road shoulders
  • safer speeds
  • curve improvements
  • intersection upgrades

These features have been proven to prevent and reduce the severity of crashes.

Find out what safety improvements we're making in your area.

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Meet your Safety Director

Scott Lawrence, Regional Director Eastern

Scott Lawrence, Director - Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP)

Scott has worked and lived in Country Victoria for over 20 years.

Beginning his career as a civil engineer, Scott has worked in every region of Victoria; planning, operating and maintaining our roads.

Scott is passionate about shaping road infrastructure that makes a real difference to the lives of Victorians, connecting them safely to what’s important.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys photography and supporting the Melbourne Demons.

Scott’s positive outlook on life motivates him to inspire those around him with his vision to achieve real change in how we live and connect in Victoria.