Victoria’s State Government in Australia is planning to invest $650m over ten years for road safety improvements.

The project, under the Safer Road Infrastructure Program (SRIP), aims at reducing Victoria’s road death and serious injuries toll 30% by 2017.

Victoria roads minister Tim Pallas said a $67m fund has been announced to improve safety on metropolitan and regional roads across the state, according to

“Today’s funding boost will deliver improvements to a further 77 intersections and 17 lengths of road across the state that have a record of run-off-road crashes,” Pullas said.

“Over the past five years, run-off-road crashes have accounted for 40% of fatalities and 28% of serious injuries on Victorian roads.”

The SRIP project will also consist of new wire-rope barriers on the Princes Freeway and improvements to the South Gippsland Highway.