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Road safety

Heavy road traffic near a pedestrian crossingThe Department of Justice and Regulation works closely with Victoria Police, the Transport Accident Commission and VicRoads to improve road safety as part of a long-term strategy to reduce the number of people killed and injured on Victoria’s roads.

Together, these road safety partners implement an integrated, multi-faceted approach to road safety, which combines targeting high-risk behaviour, road-safety law enforcement, education and public awareness initiatives, research and development, and improvements to Victoria's road network.

The Department of Justice and Regulation oversees the road safety camera program, an integral part of the road safety strategy. Speed and red-light cameras improve road safety by reducing speeding and thus lowering the number of crashes and associated road trauma.

Further information on the road safety camera program and enforcement of road safety offences can be found on the department’s Cameras Save Lives website (External link)

Who's involved

Infringement Management and Enforcement Services

Delivers and maintains Victoria's road safety camera program

VicRoads

Coordinates overall road safety policy and has direct responsibility for building and maintaining safe roads.

Transport Accident Commission

Develops campaigns to increase awareness of issues and change behaviour

Victoria Police

Works with road safety partners to provide safer road systems through enforcement and education

Road Safety Camera Commissioner

Independently monitors VIctoria's camera system and reviews complaints and issues

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Towards Zero (External link)

Towards Zero is a vision for a future free of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Together, we can change road safety for good.

A unicorn on a road with the label Speed camera urban myths.

Speed camera urban myths (External link)

This campaign aims to challenge commonly held misconceptions about speed cameras in Victoria.

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Know your road rules (External link)

Read VicRoads A-Z summary of Victorian road rules to make sure you understand the rules, and check for updates

Technology helps to catch fine evaders (External link)

Number plate recognition technology is allowing the Victorian Sheriff's Office to detect fine evaders

How camera locations are chosen (External link)

Victoria Police with the Department of Justice and road safety experts to choose road safety camera locations

Road trauma and speed-related trauma costs around billion

The cost of road trauma (External link)

Each year, road trauma costs an estimated billion and speed-related trauma costs the state around billion

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.