Victoria’s record low road toll

Victoria’s road toll last year was the state’s lowest since 1924.

242 people died on Victorian roads last year, 40 fewer than in 2012.

There was a reduction in the number of young people involved in road trauma, but a 38 per cent increase in the number of older drivers killed on the roads.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill says Victorian’s are getting the message about road safety.

“This would not have happened without the contributions of thousands of Victorians who have done their bit by heeding the messages,” he said.

“Slowing down, not drinking and driving, taking rest breaks, putting the mobile phone away and belting up.”

Roads Minister Terry Mulder says despite the results there is still plenty of work to be done.

“We know that we are only ever one bad week or one bad month away from losing those gains,” Mr Mulder said.

“We need to continue to work together to come up with new initiatives and strategies to help us achieve our vision of zero deaths and serious injuries.”

Police say the road toll data is provisional as some deaths may be removed or added.

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