Our Transport Safety Strategy has a vision to provide safe travel for the whole community by adopting the Safe System approach.
This approach will prioritise safe people, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe roads and will assist use to achieve our goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries within Moonee Valley.
Free child restraint car fittings
To keep our children safe when travelling in the car, it’s important to make sure that child restraints are updated as children grow, and are also properly adjusted, fastened, and correctly fitted to your vehicle.
Come along and have your restraints checked for free.
When: Saturday, 18 March, 8.30am-12 noon
Where: In the car park on Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds opposite the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club
For more information contact the Transport Project Officer on 9243 8888.
Supported by the Victoria Police.
Busy roads, confusing road rules and lack of confidence can often be a challenge for older drivers.
The free Wiser Driver course offers you the chance to build confidence driving, refresh your knowledge of the road rules and discuss some of your common challenges when driving,
When: 1pm-3pm Wednesdays on 5, 12, 19, and 26 April
Where: Ascot Vale Leisure Centre. Corner Epsom and Langs Roads, Ascot Vale
Afternoon tea provided
To make a booking call Council’s Transport Safety Officer on 9243 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Less Selfie. More Safety.
We want your view of Moonee Valley to be seen with your eyes, not through a camera – and we definitely want your eyes on the road while you’re driving.
Driving distractions can have devastating consequences, so leave the selfies, texts and social media updates until you’re out of the car.
Watch the animation to find out what can happen if you drive distracted.
Keeping kids safe in Moonee Valley
It’s never ok to leave a child in an unattended car.
We’ve installed KidSafe ‘Don’t leave kids in cars’ signs in our off-street car parks to remind drivers just before they leave their car.
The thought of running a quick errand and leaving a child in the car for a minute can be tempting for a parent or carer. Leaving children unattended in a car on any day is dangerous, let alone a hot summer’s day (when the inside temperature of the car can be 20 to 30 degrees hotter than outside). It could result in serious injury or death.
KidSafe Victoria recommends:
- If you have to leave the car, even to run a quick errand – take the children with you
- Never leave children in a car without adult supervision for any length of time, not even a minute!
- Make ‘look before you leave’ a routine whenever you get out of the car
If you see a child alone in a car you should:
- Call 000 and ask for the Fire Brigade
- Give your location, the vehicle registration number and details about the child (approximate age and condition)
- If the car is unlocked, open the doors and wait for emergency services
- If you are concerned about the child’s condition then try to remove them from the vehicle safely
Share the road
See VicRoad's Travel Happy campaign tips for cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, truck drivers or people that travel on public transport.
Share the road, travel happy!
Hoon driver behaviour
If hoon driving behaviour is a regular occurrence in your area, offenders can have their vehicles impounded, immobilised or confiscated.
Please call 1800 333 000 to report hoon behaviour or complete a form (pdf, 651KB) and send it to:
Fawkner Highway Patrol
1151 Sydney Road
For more information about road safety, call our Traffic and Transport team on 9243 8888.