RACV Decade of Action
The United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 aims to reduce the global loss of life and trauma associated with road crashes. Nearly 1.3 million people die every year on the world's roads, and up to 50 million are injured. In Victoria, nearly 300 people die each year on our roads, and another 5,500 are hospitalised. That is an unacceptable loss of life and injury that also affects families, friends, workplaces and community groups in addition to those killed and injured. The goal of the Decade is to stabilise and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities by 50% around the world by 2020.
The Decade was launched globally on 11 May 2011. RACV is making a significant contribution to the Decade of Action by delivering road safety programs that aim to create safer cars, safer roads and safer road users.
This site will assist you with finding information so that you can learn more about road safety, how RACV can help you be safe, and what you can do to contribute to safer travel on our roads.
Safer road users
Find out more about responsible use of our roads
Find out more about choosing a safe vehicle and keeping it safe to use
Find out more about the safety of our roads and what needs to be done
Want to help by taking action locally? Find out how.
Road safety report card
What are our Governments doing to progress road safety?
Want to know more? Find events and links to improve your knowledge.