Report Tabled | The final report was tabled in Parliament on 1 May 2024.

On 9 March 2023, the Legislative Assembly agreed to the following motion: 

That this House refers an inquiry into changes to road safety behaviours during and post the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts on vulnerable road users to the Economy and Infrastructure Standing Committee for consideration and report no later than 31 March 2024. 



Snapshot of inquiry

This inquiry investigated how road safety behaviours changed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and considered the impact these changes had on vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, bike riders, motorcycle riders, children 7 and under, older people and mobility device users.

The inquiry received 302 submissions and heard from witnesses at six public hearings held in Melbourne, Coburg, Shepparton and online.

The Committee’s final report was tabled on 1 May 2024 and makes 56 recommendations including creating a road user hierarchy to prioritise the safety of vulnerable road users, ensuring main roads have pedestrian crossings near schools, shops and public transport stops, prioritising road treatments in regional areas and improving road safety data. 

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Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee
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