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Safety education push after PWC blitz

17 May 2017

MARITIME: Personal watercraft (PWC) riders can threaten the safety of other waterway users when trying to impress onlookers, according to Transport Safety Victoria (TSV), following a blitz on rogue riders.

Buses rev up for Safety Week

1 May 2017

BUS: With more buses on the road than ever before, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) and Bus Association Victoria (BusVic) are reminding the community that bus safety is a shared responsibility.

PWC riders: Ride right or pay the price

7 April 2017

MARITIME: A recent spate of collisions and a wave of public concern has prompted a crackdown on riders of personal watercraft (PWC).
Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) has launched a blitz on rogue PWC riders, with more Water Police hitting hot spots and fining those who break the rules.

Charges after track death

11 January 2017

RAIL: The Director, Transport Safety, David Hourigan, has charged rail operator Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd (MTM) with breaching its rail safety obligations in relation to a fatal accident that occurred at Heyington station in 2014.

Paddling deaths on the rise

15 December 2016

MARITIME: New figures released by Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) show that the fatality rate among paddlers is increasing.

Anglers snap to it

28 September 2016

MARITIME: The warmer waters of spring signal the start of the snapper season and the pink skies of sunset and sunrise are the best fishing times.

Take a rain check on boating on floodwaters

15 September 2016

MARITIME: MSV has issued a warning about the risks associated with activities on flooded waterways.

A lifejacket will blow dad's socks off

26 August 2016

MARITIME: If your dad is a yachtie, a kayaker, a power boater, jet-skier, salty sea dog or captain of a trusty old tinny; why not get him a lifejacket or a personal locator beacon (PLB) this Father's Day?

Bus passengers need to get a grip

24 August 2016

BUS: More people took a tumble while travelling on a bus in the second quarter of 2016 than at the same time in 2015, mostly when attempting to get on or off.

Rise in serious injuries on trams

19 August 2016

RAIL: There has been a significant increase in tram passengers falling and seriously injuring themselves, it has been revealed in Rail Safety Week (August 15-21).

Final stop for rogue bus operator

11 August 2016

BUS: Shirley Ann Styles, formerly trading as J & S Transport Geelong, pleaded guilty in the Geelong Magistrates Court on two charges: Operating a bus service without accreditation and failure to comply with a prohibition notice.

Safety regulator releases report on Anglesea kayak incident

4 August 2016

MARITIME: MSV has released its report into the rescue of eight kayakers and the loss of four kayaks off Anglesea in May.

Bus Safety Week launch

20 June 2016

BUS: The inaugural Bus Safety Week was launched today by Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) and the Bus Association of Victoria (BusVic) with the theme "Bus safety – it's a shared responsibility".