Win a trip to Sweden
The Towards Zero vision originated in Sweden and, as a result, the Swedish road network is now one of the safest in the world.
Inspired by their innovation in this area, we're giving away a trip to Sweden.
Valued at up to $15,000, the prize includes:
- Return economy airfares from Melbourne to Stockholm, Sweden, including transfer to your hotel
- Accommodation in Stockholm for six nights
- A sightseeing pass for two people, plus a private walking tour of Stockholm with a local guide
- Car hire for three days
- AUD$1,000 spending money
To go in the draw to win a trip to Sweden, you'll need to answer the following question: "What safety infrastructure prevents cars from running off the road or into oncoming traffic?"
Search the Towards Zero site to find the answer, then select the plane icon in the top right-hand corner (or click here) and complete your entry. Entries close on December 11, 2015, and are limited to one per person.
Why are we giving away a trip to Sweden?
Sweden is the world leader when it comes to road safety. The originators of the Vision Zero idea (known as Towards Zero in Victoria) in 1997, their goal is to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries to zero.
They're well on their way to achieving this. Currently, fewer than three people per 100,000 are killed on Swedish roads, compared to Victoria where between four and five people per 100,000 a year die on our roads.
They are continually innovating with road safety strategies and new projects, and we can learn a lot from what they've already done.
Seeing how far Sweden has come is a clear real-world demonstration of where we can take road safety in Victoria.
Photo: Mikael Damkier