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Presented by : Cr Bob Wenger August 2014. Vision Drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians across Wellington Shire are educated, responsible and safe.

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1 Presented by : Cr Bob Wenger August 2014

2 Vision Drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians across Wellington Shire are educated, responsible and safe. Mission We use our collective knowledge and expertise to influence, create and implement, local road safety initiatives, programs and partnerships for the benefit of our community. Background The Wellington Community Road Safety Committee was registered as a Local Community Road Safety Group in the Victorian Community Road Safety Partnership Program in The committee comprises members from Wellington Shire Council, government departments, statutory bodies and community members that have an interest either directly or indirectly in road safety. The Committee works in collaboration with the Gippsland Road Safety Network to ensure a coordinated approach to local program development and delivery within the local community. porate Volunteering Making

3 Information sources: VicRoads, Road Safety performance information for Wellington Victoria Police reports Local knowledge and experience The Victoria Police data was able to provide information about the possible contributing causal factors. In 2012, WELLINGTON was ranked 36th out of 79 municipalities in terms of the number of people killed in road crashes and 34th in terms of the number of people seriously injured in road crashes

4 Priority 1: Driver Distraction Driver distraction accounted for approximately 69% of all collisions in Wellington Priority 2 Senior Road Users and Pedestrians Of all fatalities involving older persons 32.26% are pedestrians The causal factor for fatalities involving older persons are varied however the standout statistics are: Driver Error 45.16% and Pedestrian Negligence 20.97%. Priority 3 Young Road Users 26.17% of drivers killed or injured are between the age of 18 to % of passengers killed or injured are between the age of 18 to 25 Priority 4 Motorcycle Safety 29% of all crashes in Wellington occur “Off Road” with 4 out of 10 crashes occurring in the bush

5 Wellington Shire Council part -time Road Safety Officer.2EFT Student work placement support (60 days) Monash University VicRoads funding = $18,900 (Victorian Community Road Safety Partnership Program

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9 Young Drivers School road safety education audit completed F2D Peer Presenter training for Wellington Shire Youth Councillors Liaison with F2D Foundation to deliver Year 11 Workshops Delivering 3 x Looking After our Mates workshops Young driver community events– Sale Show/Fatality Free Friday L2P program Gippsland East Rural Proofing

10 Older Drivers Older Driver Road Safety Forums – Sale, Yarram and Heyfield Partnership with RACV Years Ahead Program Research on how older drivers are transitioning from driving to non-driving Driver Distraction Promoting ‘apps’ that disable texting while driving, eg Road Mode Raise awareness for young people through utilizing Youth Council facebook page Developing Fact Sheets on what to do to minimise distractions whilst driving Motorcycle Safety Partnership with Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), Gippsland RoadSafe, WSC and VicPol to educate off-road motorbike riders Safer Driver Workplace policies Working with interested stakeholders to develop or review Safer Driver protocols

11 Any Questions? Cr Bob Wenger Sheryl McHugh Vulnerable Persons and Road Safety Project Officer Wellington Shire Council


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