In 2017 safety barriers were hit more than 1,700 times. Each time a safety barrier is hit, people are saved from potential life changing injuries or death.
As part of the Towards Zero plan, safety barriers are being installed on Victoria’s most high risk regional roads because they reduce the chances of head-on and run off road crashes by 85%. These roads are deemed high risk because of the combination of higher travel speeds, road conditions and longer journeys.
To reach our goal of zero deaths and serious injuries, you’ll be seeing safety barriers being installed across Victoria. It’s simple. The more safety barriers, the more lives that can be saved.