The Mornington Peninsula has unacceptably high levels of road trauma. In the past decade alone, 75 people were killed and over 1500 seriously injured on roads within the Shire. Among Victoria’s 79 municipalities, we experienced the second highest number of deaths in 2019 and again in 2020 with 12 and 9 deaths respectively.
Road safety is a complex issue that affects everyone. Reducing road trauma is a shared responsibility – the community, road users, Mornington Peninsula Shire and all other stakeholders have a role to play in making our road network safer and working together for us to move Towards Zero.
In response to the challenge of reducing road trauma on the Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has developed its Mornington Peninsula Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy for 2020-2025 which provides a framework for the Shire’s policies and actions aimed at reducing road trauma.
The strategy is founded on the Towards Zero principle that no one should be killed or seriously injured on our roads with the ultimate vision that all journeys are safe and feel safe for all road users by 2050. This will require transformation of the road network over the next 30 years to reduce the likelihood of crashes and protect people when crashes do occur so that death and serious injuries are not the result.
Following public exhibition and consideration of community feedback, the strategy was adopted by Council at the 8 September 2020 Council Meeting.
Learn more about what we are doing to improve Road Safety.