Road Safety

Are you concerned about road safety in your neighbourhood? Do you want to know what you can do about it?

Every week in Hume City, three people are injured on our roads and footpaths. None of these injuries need to occur - they are all preventable. Hume City Council works with VicRoads, Victoria Police and the local community to improve road safety. We all have a role in improving road safety in our neighbourhoods. We can all drive more safely and educate our children about road safety.

Road Safety Tips - For Drivers Preparing for Long Trips:

  • before long trips, make sure your vehicle AND you are in good condition
  • book your car in for a thorough inspection and service and allow time for repairs
  • make sure children and babies are travelling safely in correctly fitted restraints
  • restless children are a driving hazard! Take along activities for children and play CDs or quiet games in the car
  • get a good night's sleep before heading off
  • don't travel for long periods of time or at times you would normally be sleeping
  • don't drink any alcohol before or during the trip
  • plan frequent short breaks into your trip so that drivers have a chance to rest
  • stay within advisory speed limits
  • allow a reasonable distance between your car and the vehicle in front - for a simple check, count two seconds as soon as you see the vehicle in front of you pass a roadside object. If you reach the object before two seconds is up, you are following too closely.
  • share the driving where possible, and take a 15 minute powernap at the first signs of driver fatigue.  

Link to TAC road safety website 

Hoon Hotline 1800 333 000

Council and the Victoria Police work closely to investigate and respond to dangerous and illegal driving on our roads. We also encourage Hume residents to phone the Crimestoppers Hoon Hotline on 1800 333 000 if you see any hoon driving. This toll free number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you will not need to give their name. You can also visit www.crimestoppers.com.au click on the map of Victoria and lodge the details of the hoon driving you have witnessed.

L2P Program

The L2P program is currently looking for new volunteer mentor drivers to assist young people to gain their licence. Mentors are matched with a young learner driver facing significant barriers to gaining the required 120 hours on the road experience. Learner drivers participate in up to seven professional lessons before getting in one of the three available four star ANCAP safety rated vehicle with their volunteer mentor driver.

Becoming a mentor gives you the ability to assist a young person become a good driver and gain their licence, increase road safety in Hume, participate in a range of free training sessions and meet new people in the process. Please contact Rachael Baker L2P Coordinator on 9309 7533 or email rachael.b@hwllen.com.au


Updated : 11:32 AM, 10 February 2016

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