High risk rural intersection towards zero
Keywords: Intersections and Roundabouts
Submission Date: 2019
Intersections pose a significant risk to drivers on the rural road network in Victoria with 41% of total fatal and serious injuries (FSI) occurring at intersections. As such, the Victorian Government has invested $25 million to deliver treatments for over 200 high-risk, high-speed rural intersections. Under the program, government collaborated with road safety consultants in an interactive process to develop and design treatments in a timely manner. The investment is expected to save 17 lives and 177 serious injuries over the average 10-year treatment life with a projected completion date of June 2020. Treatments include side road activated speeds, electronic vehicle activated warning signs, turn lanes and delineation and visibility improvements.