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VICSES plays a significant role in the State’s road safety, responding to between 1,300-1,400 Road Crash Rescues (RCR) each year. Learn more about VICSES Road Crash Rescue capabilities below.
VICSES further contributes to the State’s road safety by:
- Collaborating on national standards through its membership
- Working with the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation
- Leading the emergency management sector in training and driving innovation, and
- Introducing fit for purpose equipment for RCR.
Road safety programs VICSES support are:
- VICSES 15 to float campaign
- The Driver Reviver program
- The Transport Accident Commission - Towards Zero & Pause Stops
- AAMI Skilled Driver program
Tips for safe driving
- 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.
You can also learn more information about driver fatigue on the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) website.
About VICSES Road Crash Rescue capabilites
VICSES provides the largest road rescue network in Australia, with 103 accredited 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.