Towards Safer Speeds Challenge21 February 2018
Our Towards Safer Speeds Challenge provides one-off grants of up to $50,000 for road safety projects that can be delivered in a local community.
This year the key challenge as identified by VicRoads is safer speeds. Speed determines the outcome of every crash on Victoria's roads, and research shows small changes in speed can result in a significant reduction in road trauma. Speed includes travelling above the speed limit and travelling too fast for the road, weather and traffic conditions.
As the eyes and ears of your community, you have valuable insight into the expectations your community has about road safety. You also have the ability to influence and lead a positive community conversation about safer speeds and its connection to reducing road trauma and creating vibrant communities.
We want you to:
- identify a local traffic precinct (or precincts') or high speed rural road (or roads) that you feel is worthy of having its speed reduced
- lead a project to drive a positive community conversation about safer speeds (i.e. why safe speed is important, what is safer speeds)
- influence local opinion to reduce speeds and support a speed reduction exercise in an identified local traffic precinct or high speed rural road
At the conclusion of this program, we want to see communities that are more liveable, socially cohesive, environmentally friendly and understanding of the impact of speed, with a view to an area being traffic calmed and a proposal to reduce speed getting underway.
For more information and eligibility requirements, please read the program guidelines.