Road Safety

VICSES plays a significant role in the State’s road safety, responding to between 1,300-1,400 Road Crash Rescues (RCR) each year.

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Learn about VICSES Road Crash Rescue capabilities: 

As well as providing road crash rescue capabilities, VICSES contributes to the State’s road safety by: 

  1. Collaborating on national standards through its membership

  2. Working with the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation

  3. Leading the emergency management sector in training and driving innovation, and

  4. Introducing fit for purpose equipment for Road Crash Rescue (RCR). 

Road safety programs VICSES support are:

  • Be a planner: Plan your trip in advance and allow it to be flexible. Always remember to factor in regular breaks so you can stop and recharge.

  • Get a good night's rest: Don't leave your packing until late the night before. Go to bed early and start the day feeling fresh.

  • Keep the kids busy: If you have a long road trip ahead, try and keep the kids occupied with activities such as games, colouring in, or watching a movie in the back seat.

  • Don't get distracted: When you're behind the wheel of a vehicle, driving in your number one priority. The safety of you, and your passengers is in your hands.

  • Listen to your body: Are you yawning, rubbing your eyes or feeling restless? These are all symptoms of fatigue. If you're feeling tired, don’t try and fight it - pull over for a power nap.

Download the Driver Reviver Safe driving tips poster.
 

VICSES provides the largest road rescue network in Australia, with 103 accredited Road Crash Rescue (RCR) provider units (Principal Providers) across Victoria, and 22 Rescue Support units (Rescue Support Providers). That is one of the highest service delivery ratios for RCR globally – equating to 73% of our service base across our statewide footprint. 

VICSES RCR capability is located in major regional centres. RCR is a critical part of the service in attracting and retaining volunteers, to ensure we can provide significant surge capacity for affected communities across the State relating to flood, storm, fire support, and search and rescue support to Victoria Police.

Retention of skilled and highly trained RCR volunteers is high, and in many smaller rural communities, our volunteers have joined VICSES primarily to contribute to this capability. Volunteer feedback obtained during the implementation of the updated RCR arrangements in 2017 clearly highlighted RCR to be a primary driver of satisfaction, and retention, as a VICSES volunteer.

Become a VICSES volunteer! 

Responsive ImageFor over 27 years, Driver Reviver has been a national campaign with one objective - To reduce road collisions by alleviating driver fatigue.

Visit the Driver Reviver page for more information

 

 

 

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The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation whose role is to promote road safety, support those who have been injured on our roads and help them get their lives back on track.

Visit the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) page for more information