Road safety is a significant issue for many Greater Dandenong residents. The City of Greater Dandenong has a strong commitment to improving safety on our roads. We have taken a proactive approach to developing and promoting safer travel on all roads and paths in the municipality, for people of all abilities.
Road Safety Strategy
Greater Dandenong Council believes it can influence the behaviour of road users by working in partnership with key road safety bodies and other community partners.
The Road Safety Strategy 2016-22 has been developed to provide guidance to Council in delivering road safety activities over the coming years that meet the needs of our diverse community.
Road accidents in the City of Greater Dandenong
From July 2010 to June 2014, Greater Dandenong had a total of 2458 crashes in which 23 people were killed, 1009 people were seriously injured and 2169 people sustained minor injuries.
Due to a growing trend of pedestrian fatalities, pedestrians are now considered the most at risk group followed closely by drivers and passengers.
Council recognises that there are many factors which contribute to crashes, including:
- human behaviour – speeding, alcohol and other drugs, fatigue and other distractions
- vehicles – mechanical failure, unused restraints
- road environment – wide straight roads increase vehicle speeds, poor visibility can lead to accidents
Improving road safety
Council works closely with Victoria Police to target hooning and illegal driving on our roads.
Council also provides infrastructure improvements to improve road safety. Parking restrictions, line marking and road signage are installed regularly to address road safety concerns. Where larger scale treatments are required to improve road safety these are considered within Council's Local Area Traffic Management program.
Council also advocates for state and federal funding for road safety projects within the area. In particular, the Nation Building Blackspot Program has seen a number of road safety treatments installed in Greater Dandenong.
Hooning and illegal driving is an issue on a number of streets within Greater Dandenong.
To report hooning contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to https://vic.crimestoppers.com.au.
If you have any other road safety issues, please contact Council.
RoadSafe South East
RoadSafe South East is a community road safety group committed to reducing the road toll in the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Mornington Peninsula.
The groups works in partnership with local and state government, sporting and community groups, schools, local businesses and community members.
RoadSafe South East assists with the delivery of a number of road safety programs. Programs are able to be delivered at no charge to community groups, schools, sporting clubs, organisations and other local groups within the RoadSafe South East region (municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston & Mornington Peninsula).
For further information contact RoadSafe at firstname.lastname@example.org.