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Monday, 27 May 2019

The Andrews Government is working with local communities across Victoria to boost road safety awareness through the $1.3 million VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants Program.

Across Victoria, 57 councils, schools and not-for-profit organisations will deliver 190 programs to provide local solutions to local road safety concerns.

The projects focus on a range of initiatives, including cyclist safety such as bike education at schools, pedestrian safety including ‘safer to school’ programs, motorcyclist skills training, road safety awareness and skills for newly arrived migrants.

“Everyone has a role to play in reducing the number of lives lost and serious injuries on our roads and that’s why these grants at a grassroots level are so important”, commented Frank McGuire, MP for Broadmeadows.

Grants will also fund roadside banners, speed advisory signs, and mobile billboards to communicate specific messages to road users at sites identified by local communities.

In the Broadmeadows region, Hume City Council received grants of $18,578 to boost safety in the area.

The annual community road safety grants program helps communities prevent and reduce serious harm or injury on our roads.

“These targeted road safety projects will help make communities like Broadmeadows a safer place to live.” Mr McGuire said.

The Government’s $1.4 billion ‘Towards Zero’ strategy aims to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads to 200 or fewer and serious injuries by 15 per cent by 2020.

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