The City of Casey is committed to improving safety on our roads, and does so through infrastructure improvements, facilitation of road safety education and enforcement and by working other agencies such as Victoria Police, VicRoads, and the State and Federal Government.
By working with road safety bodies , community partners and the community, Council can influence how road users behave.
Improving road safety
Many factors contribute to crashes, including:
- human behaviour – speeding, using alcohol or other drugs, fatigue and distractions
- vehicles – mechanical failure, and people not using restraints
- road environment – wide straight roads where drivers increase their speed, and poor visibility that can lead to collisions.
To address road safety concerns, Council uses:
- parking restrictions
- line marking
- road signs
- infrastructure such as traffic lights, raised safety platforms and roundabouts.
When a safety issue requires more effort and investigation, Council uses the Local Traffic Management program.
Local Traffic Management program
The City of Casey uses the Local Traffic Management Program (LTM) to assess need and gather data on local traffic issues. The installation of traffic management devices is designed to slow vehicle speeds within a street where it is known that the majority of vehicles exceed the speed limit.
The LTM Program assesses and prioritises roads on the need for traffic calming measures based on:
- traffic speeds
- traffic volumes
- peak volumes
- truck volumes
- injury accidents
- road geometry
- proximity to schools, shops and playgrounds.
The types of treatments considered include:
- round top speed humps and flat top speed humps
- raised pavements
- slow points
- splitter islands at intersections.
The LTM Program ensures that funding is used in locations with the highest need, based on data. The data is reviewed regularly and locations subject to change based on the latest data.
Council develop plans through detailed investigation and consultation with residents in the area around 2-3 years prior to installation of treatments.
Federal and State funding
In addition to Council funding, Council also seeks funding from the Federal and State Government for delivery of road safety infrastructure at locations where there is a history of crashes. We work with both levels of Government to achieve better road safety in Casey.
RoadSafe South East
RoadSafe South East is a community road safety group committed to reducing the road toll in the municipalities of:
- Greater Dandenong
- Mornington Peninsula
The group works with local and state government, sporting and community groups, schools, local businesses and community members.
RoadSafe South East delivers several road safety programs at no charge to groups within the RoadSafe South East region, such as:
- community groups
- sporting clubs
- other local groups.
Reporting road safety concerns
If you have any concerns about unsafe roads (signs, markings, quality etc) please use our report an issue form to notify us.
Residents who witness or have knowledge of dangerous driving should:
- Make a confidential report to Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1800 333 000
- Call 000 if anyone is in immediate danger