CONSTITUENCY QUESTION ON INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS

My question is to the Minister for Roads, and I ask: when will the Minister for Roads take responsibility for the unsafe driver conditions largely caused by unskilled international drivers on the Great Ocean Road?

I recently attended a public meeting in Apollo Bay with the member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan, and the federal member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, where we listened to spine-tingling stories of accidents and near misses on this iconic road. Local residents are rightly enraged that the government has been totally missing in action on this matter for years.

The problem is exacerbated by greatly increased numbers of new visitor drivers. Is the minister going to take responsibility for this life‑threatening matter, or will the minister hold car hire companies responsible for the lethal weapons they are hiring out to totally inexperienced drivers?

My constituents on the Great Ocean Road and other local Victorian drivers are risking life and limb every time they take their car out of their garage.

19 February 2019