Road Toll Inquiry
Since the beginning of 2020, over 130 Victorians have lost their lives on Victorian roads.
The Inquiry into the Increase in Victoria’s Road Toll aims to investigate current road safety practices and identify methods to improve road standards, vehicle affordability, driver training as well as the adequacy drug and alcohol testing.
Member for Eastern Metropolitan, Rod Barton MP has been advocating for better road and safety standards in Victoria and is a part of the Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee hearing from a range of organisations, professionals and concerned parties.
Over 140 submissions have been made to the inquiry expressing their concerns and suggestions for making Victorian roads safer.
In March this year, Rod Barton MP highlighted the inadequacies of current penalties and road safety training for Victorian drivers. He stated that it confounded him why there was not a mandatory loss of license before 2020 for drivers who went over 45 kilometres per hour above the speed limit.
‘Demerit points and fines do little to educate drivers….it is time that the privilege of driving was given more respect’
The inquiry will also consider the adequacy of current speed enforcement measures and policies, driver distractions and new driver technologies.
Every life counts and as Victorians we all must do our part to make our roads safer.
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