ROAD SAFETY FUNDING CRITICAL IN REGIONS
October 31, 2011
The latest Transport Accident Commission (TAC) figures have confirmed that East Gippsland has one of the worst road accident and fatality records in Victoria.
Over the past three years, 23 people have died on East Gippsland’s roads which places our region second behind Greater Geelong which suffered 26 deaths in the same period.
Of course, the numbers never tell the complete story of the heartbreak and tragedy which haunts the families and friends of the victims of road accidents. The social and economic costs of road trauma demand more action from all levels of government and the wider community.