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Road safety resources

This page is updated with upcoming events and programs promoting road safety. We also provide a list of resources for teachers and parents.

No text is worth the risk

Driving is a complex and challenging enough without adding a mobile phone into the picture. If you are caught using a mobile phone illegally while driving it will cost you $433 and 4 demerit points. Switch to Road Mode.

Silence incoming calls and text messages while you concentrate on the road with the VicRoad Road Mode Android App. Anyone trying to contact you will receive an automated response letting them know you are currently driving.

P drivers

SaferPplaters is a new website developed by the TAC, the website includes everything you need to know as a P plate driver.

VicRoads has launched a database containing a searchable list of vehicles that probationary drivers may and may not drive.

Under Victorian law, probationary drivers are not allowed to drive vehicles that have eight cylinders or more, have an engine that is modified, supercharged or turbocharged. Some high performance six cylinder vehicles are also banned.

Users can filter their search results based on safety rating and fuel consumption.

Bike riders

Bicycle lights

In partnership with NorthWest4, we are encouraging cyclists to "be bright at night". 

Ensure that everyone on the road or path can see you by using your bicycle lights as dusk approaches, on dark mornings or if weather conditions are poor.

Check your lights regularly - if they're looking dim, its time to replace the batteries. Be safe, be seen. 

Helmet safety

It is compulsory to wear a bike helmet when cycling on roads, bike paths, bike lanes, shared and segregated footways, and other public places such as recreational parks and car parks.

When buying a bike helmet be sure that:

  • it is an approved helmet with a sticker showing the Australian Standard AS 2063, AS/NZS 2063
  • it fits firmly and comfortably on your head and cannot be tilted in any direction
  • the straps can be adjusted so there is no slack when they are fastened

Fitting a bicycle helmet

  • It should fit snugly and fit can be fine tuned by using thinner or thicker removable foam pads inside.
  • A bicycle helmet should sit low on the forehead, just above the eyebrow.
  • The buckle should be just under the chin, with about one finger width of space between the strap and the chin. The helmet must ALWAYS be buckled.
  • The two side plastic pieces on the straps should fit just under the ears.
  • Final check: gently try to roll the helmet back and forth on the head. The helmet should not move more than ½ inch in any direction.

Watch this demonstration video: