CONSTITUENCY QUESTION ON TOURIST DRIVERS

My constituency question is for the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and concerns the effectiveness and outcomes of Tourism Victoria’s visiting driver road safety program. VicRoads has revealed crash data for the Great Ocean Road that shows 20 per cent of crashes have involved international drivers. This is a conservative figure given that it only includes those for which ambulances are called. In 2017 Tourism Victoria developed the visiting driver road safety program, which included a simplified Chinese version of safety tips, a short road safety video and supporting promotional materials. The then Minister for Tourism and Major Events said:

The Visiting Driver Road Safety Program will help international drivers in Victoria have a safe trip while enjoying everything about our great state.

My question for the minister is: how effective has this program and its features been in reducing international driver involvement in crashes on the Great Ocean Road?

19 June 2019