Sto­ries of sur­vival

Benalla Ensign - - News -

The Trans­port Ac­ci­dent Com­mis­sion (TAC) is high­light­ing the real life sto­ries of Vic­to­ri­ans who have nar­rowly avoided death and se­ri­ous in­jury on the roads for its lat­est safety cam­paign.

The TAC has re­cently launched the Liv­ing Proof cam­paign, which shows how mea­sures like child booster seats, wire rope bar­ri­ers, safer cars and safer speeds are al­ready sav­ing lives.

TAC lead road safety di­rec­tor Saman­tha Cock­field said the new cam­paign fea­tured peo­ple who wanted to tell their story of sur­vival.

‘‘These peo­ple tell us how their lives were saved thanks to evolv­ing road safety ini­tia­tives like road in­fra­struc­ture, safer speed lim­its, car safety fea­tures and sim­ple choices they made,’’ Ms Cock­field said.

‘‘Sadly, far too of­ten we hear sto­ries of peo­ple who lost their lives on the roads; this cam­paign tells peo­ple’s sto­ries of sur­vival.’’

Ms Cock­field said the cam­paign would help Vic­to­ri­ans un­der­stand how progress was be­ing made in achiev­ing To­wards Zero, a fu­ture where no per­son dies or is se­ri­ously in­jured on our roads.

‘‘These re­mark­able sto­ries are proof of how To­wards Zero is pos­si­ble and that lives are al­ready be­ing saved thanks to the changes be­ing made to im­prove road safety,’’ she said.

Ms Cock­field said the TAC, Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment, Vic­to­ria Po­lice, VicRoads and the Depart­ment of Jus­tice and Reg­u­la­tion were tak­ing ac­tion to help Vic­to­ria achieve its To­wards Zero vi­sion.

‘‘We’re do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to make our roads safer and more for­giv­ing when the un­ex­pected hap­pens,’’ she said.

‘‘To achieve To­wards Zero we also need ev­ery­one to play their part to keep them­selves and other peo­ple on the roads safe by mak­ing safe choices.’’

Drive safe: The TAC has launched a cam­paign to save lives.

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