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Survey calls for feedback on regional roads in Victoria

RACV is asking Victorians for feedback on how safe they feel on regional roads across the state, as part of its ‘My Country Road’ initiative. 

A new survey, which is open for the next five weeks and can be accessed here, will inform the RACV’s advocacy both on the road and in the home.  

Responders can view an interactive map, which highlights the locations of fatal and serious injury crashes between 2018-2023 on roads 80km/h and above.  

You can also nominate other roads not currently highlighted on the map if you believe they pose a high risk to drivers. 

In addition, the survey provides an opportunity to have your say on Victoria’s uptake of electric vehicles. 

RACV general manager of automotive services Jackie Pedersen said the results of the survey will be used to greatly increase the safety of Victorian roads for all motorists. 

“We will share the results with all levels of government, so we can work together to improve safety outcomes for Victorians,” she said.  

“RACV conducted the first My Country Road survey back in 2021 and 31 regional roads were highlighted as having serious safety issues. Of these, 16 have seen infrastructure upgrades commence or committed to by government. 

“In 2023 there were 174 deaths on regional Victorian roads, that is an almost 30 per cent increase on the previous year.  

“Given these tragic numbers, it is more important than ever that Victorians help us to make country roads safer by completing this year’s survey.” 

She said that the RACV wants to hear whether Victorians think the speed limits are too high on certain roads, or if roads are poorly sign-posted or damaged.  

“What are the potential dangers in the road design like narrow lanes, power poles or trees too close to the road?” she continued.  

“Or are there regularly unexpected things on the road like livestock, or native animals? 

“We want to gather as much data as we can to encourage the state government and local councils to make commitments that deliver safer regional roads and help save lives.” 


  1. Your request for information regarding the state of roads up here along the Alpine way in Victoria
    There are a few areas which could be improved but the main problem is many of the drivers who are locals and are very complacent. If you couple that with people from outlying areas (Melbourne, etc) who act like it is a Bathurst weekend.
    Some parts of the road are extra dangerous because if they are going too fast or tried to avoid a deer disappear over the side no-one would ever know because the driver is at the bottom, outside the view of other drivers. This means that if the driver is injured he could be trapped in the car for hrs if not days before anyone knew the he/she was missing.

  2. just wondering WHY there are NO passing lanes between Leongatha and Wonthaggi. I’ve been stuck behind a Cattle truck from Leongatha to Wonthagg going only 80 all the way as I FELT IT wasn’t safe to pass at all. As the rood isn’t good enough to pass safely . Although cars were taking risks flying passed on bends etc. making the whole trip very unsafe. To me it was an accident waiting to happen. But they seemed to get away with it. SO WHY HASNT THERE BEEN PASSING LANES PUT IN UP TILL NOW. ????? SADDLY I suppose the answer is because NO ONE has been killed YET.

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