RoadSafe Goulburn Valley and Seymour College are among 90 Victorian schools, councils, and not-for-profit organisations to receive a grant to deliver programs to reduce road trauma and save lives.
Funding from the State Government’s $1.5 million Community Road Safety Grants Program will deliver targeted education programs for road safety, as well as reach all road user groups including pedestrians, drivers, motorcyclists and bike riders and people of all ages.
A total of $155,220 will be distributed among 20 programs across the Goulburn Valley and north-east Victoria, including sessions for young drivers about high-risk behaviour, bike education workshops, sessions on choosing a safe vehicle and motorcycling skills sessions.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the grants would benefit a wide range of people.
“Whether you are a student or retiree, a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist, these grants assist in bringing lifesaving messages to every corner of our state,” he said.
“Sadly, too many communities understand the impact road trauma can have – this program gives schools and groups the opportunity to work together at a grassroots level to improve road safety.”
The grants program is part of the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030, which aims to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by 2030 and eliminate road deaths by 2050.