We cannot and must not accept the high number of Victorians that are dying or injured on our roads, says Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien.
Already this year 148 people have lost their lives on Victoria’s roads. That’s an increase of 54% from the same time last year and a 14 year high.
On our country roads, 90 people have lost their lives this year, a 76% increase on last year.
These aren’t just statistics. They are mums and dads, sons and daughters, and sisters and brothers who are not coming home to their families, leaving them with a lifetime of trauma.
Despite our growing road safety crisis, Labor has:
Labor’s bad decisions are making a dire situation worse.
The Liberals and Nationals believe that Victoria deserves better. There are things we can do to save lives.
There are now more drivers dying on our roads with drugs in their system than there are drivers dying with alcohol in their system.
Drug drivers pose an enormous danger to themselves and to every other road user. Yet, under Labor, drug testing is inadequate and penalties for drug driving are significantly lighter than for drink drivers.
That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will:
Tragically, there are no second chances when it comes to road safety. For every week the government delays taking action, there will be more unnecessary and preventable deaths.
These changes will save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.
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