Whilst it has been pleasing to see government expenditure leading to an improvement in road infrastructure in our regional communities, it is apparent that there is more to be done.
The statistics demonstrate that you are far more likely to die in a transport accident in regional Victoria than in Melbourne. In 2017 there were 157 deaths on roads in regional Victoria, compared to 102 in Melbourne. This statistic is made even more startling when you consider that Melbourne holds approximately three quarters of Victoria’s population.
Whilst one death on our roads is one too many, we need to ensure that there is a continued focus on our roads to reduce the impact of road toll on our regional communities.