Helping young people in how to choose a
safe vehicle in a fun and interactive class room

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Safer Vehicles

funding interest

The Vic Roads Community Road Safety Grants Program (CRSGP)

provides funding to local communities in educating drivers through Victoria on vehicle safety
technology and the importance of

driving a safer vehicle

Subscribe to this special mailing list to receive support and guidance in applying for funding for Changing Gears Programs.

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The Safer Vehicles Intervention Program (SVIP)

SVIP is a one-day classroom-based program that focuses on educating participants on vehicle safety technology and the importance of driving a safer vehicle. 
The intention of the program is for participants to achieve an understanding of what a safe vehicle is and how to choose one. 

Methods used in the program include, classroom discussion, PowerPoint presentations, learners' workbooks, games and activities, videos, and activities. 
 

Key outcomes

The program aims to ensure that the participants understand the responsibilities around driving a safe vehicle, components of making a safe vehicle purchase, and how to maintain a safe vehicle.  This program aims to raise awareness of the importance of vehicle safety by improving vehicle safety knowledge.
 

Early vehicle safety education is critical to reducing road trauma in people by educating them on the:
-    Responsibilities of owning a vehicle
-    Vehicle safety standards and ratings
-    Choosing and maintaining a vehicle

Benefits of making safer vehicle choices

In August 2020, Vehicle Safety Research Group (VSRG), completed research on potential road safety benefits of making safer vehicle choices in Australia and New Zealand.  The aim of this research was to estimate the current and potential road safety benefits of optimising safer vehicle choices.

The “Research Project Summary Report”  shows that vehicle safety improvements have made a major contribution to reducing road trauma over the past 15 years. This research shows that there is still substantial untapped potential for safer vehicle choices to contribute even further to achieving road trauma reductions.

 

The research findings show a significant potential for reducing road trauma and Australia and New Zealand through encouraging safer vehicle choices.  These results highlight the importance of influencing levers to improve safer vehicle choices including education programs or incentives to encourage safer vehicle choices.

This study has also shown significant savings in fatalities and serious injuries from road crashes are possible through safer vehicle choices.
 

Program Goals

The intention of the program is for participants to achieve an understanding of what a safe vehicle is and how to choose one.

We will support your organisation in securing funding of up to $10,000. 

You just need to supply the classroom and the young  people.

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Safer Vehicles

funding interest

The Vic Roads Community Road Safety Grants Program (CRSGP)

provides funding to local communities in educating drivers through Victoria on vehicle safety
technology and the importance of

driving a safer vehicle

Subscribe to this special mailing list to receive support and guidance in applying for funding for Changing Gears Programs.

Safer vehicles.png