Why safe roads matter
Road infrastructure plays a vital role in helping reduce crashes and minimising the severity of injuries if there is an accident. Victoria is in the midst of a $1 billion program to transform the highest risk roads into some of the state's safest roads.
The Safer System Roads Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) is a partnership between the TAC and VicRoads to deliver safer roads infrastructure throughout Victoria. The TAC has committed $1 billion to the program over 10 years, with VicRoads responsible for managing the projects.
The $1 billion investment includes:
- 41% of the investment on new Safe System treatments, like continuous wire-rope barrier and innovative intersection design
- 37% for conventional treatments at known high-risk crash locations (e.g. partial barrier, fully controlled right turn arrow)
- 10% to develop safe cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Evaluations of SSRIP so far show:
- an average 30% reduction of casualty crashes
- a 35% reduction of intersection crashes
- 26% reduction in run off road crashes.
Vehicles leaving the road
Side-impacts at intersections