To achieve this, we have adopted a safe system philosophy on road safety. This is a holistic method that aims to minimise the risk of death or serious injury on the roads by taking into account the interaction between roads, vehicles, speeds and road users.
While people are fallible and often do make mistakes on the road, road trauma should not be accepted as inevitable. Within the safe systems model, if a mistake is made on the road the impact is severely reduced or negated by safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds and safer people.
In a road crash, the amount of force a person can absorb depends on the amount of protection they have. This protection is increased when we work within the rules of the safe system, resulting in no death or injury. The safe system approach is only effective when rules are obeyed - such as keeping to speed limits, avoiding dangerous driving as well as the provision of safe roads and safe vehicles.
At the TAC we implement Victoria's road safety strategy with our partners, Victoria Police, Department of Justice and VicRoads. We encourage the entire community to work together to prevent road trauma.
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