The ‘Stop. Look. Live’ campaign will focus on reducing the number of pedestrians seriously injured or killed while crossing the road in built up areas, where there is a speed limit of 60km/h.

Tragically, we have seen 175 pedestrians killed on our roads over the last five years.

According to Victoria Police and TAC data, 70 percent of all pedestrian deaths in Victoria occur in metropolitan Melbourne.

The campaign hopes to educate vulnerable pedestrians on how they can stay safe using Victorian roads. 


Stop. Look. Live.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our roads safe, and we urge everyone to think not only about their own safety but how their behaviour can impact the safety of others.

Penalties for careless and reckless driving are significant, and can include fines, demerit points, vehicle impoundment, loss of licence, and even potential jail time.

If you break the road rules as a pedestrian you may face a number of penalties, including a fine of up to $925.

To learn more visit VicRoads here.

Stop. Look. Live.


Crime Stoppers and Victoria Police want everyone to get home safely. Using the tools below, we challenge every pedestrian to stop and think, ‘Is this safe?’ before crossing the road.

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Crime Stoppers and Victoria Police believe we all play a role in keeping our roads safe. As a pedestrian, regularly reminding yourself about the
current road rules is vital to ensuring a safe journey for all.

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Crime Stoppers and Victoria Police want everyone to get home safely. We know that children require a helping hand to learn safe road practices.

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Crime Stoppers and Victoria Police want everyone to get home safely. We know that children require a helping hand to learn safe road practices.

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Vic Roads Safety Resources

How pedestrians and drivers can best share the road together:

Pedestrians and sharing the road: VicRoads


Every Victorian deserves to get home safely and the easiest way to achieve this is to identify risks and follow the road rules. No matter whether you are a pedestrian, driver or cyclist on the road, we challenge everyone to stop and think, is this safe?


As we enter winter, we have darker skies and poorer weather. For drivers this means remaining extra vigilant and driving to the conditions. We encourage pedestrians to consider how visible they are on the road.

If you are travelling at night or during cloudy weather, cars may not be able to see you – especially in darker clothing. Taking a moment to stop, look and listen before stepping onto the road is crucial.


Constant vigilance is required on Victorian roads. As a driver, this means being alert to on-road hazards like trees, pedestrians, and other road users around you. It is good to be mindful that some pedestrians may not see or hear you as you approach.

As a pedestrian, please stay alert while crossing the road. This means checking for any hazards on both sides of the road and considering the speed of vehicles coming towards you.

Please also be particularly careful when stepping off of trams or onto a road.


Being able to identify safe crossing points is crucial to navigating Victorian roads.

As a pedestrian, we ask that you always aim to cross at a traffic light or pedestrian crossing. When these sites are unavailable, we ask that you use the shortest or most direct route across the road, and cross only from clear areas visible to everyone on the road.

Be mindful of crossing close to blind corners, from behind objects or cars, or when you cannot see both sides of the road.

Regardless of where you are crossing from, remember to pause before stepping onto the road to ensure that all nearby vehicles have stopped or passed.


Anything that takes your eyes, ears or mind off the road can be dangerous. As a pedestrian, we ask that you stay alert around all roads by putting your phone down and pausing any audio playing through your headphones.


If you have any video footage of at-risk driving or pedestrian behaviour on our roads, you can share this with Crime Stoppers 24/7 online.

 Record the incident (if safe to do so)

Start an online report here

Upload your images or footage

Remember: You are in control of how much information you share, and you can choose to be anonymous.


While every road user should be courteous and mindful of one another; we are aware that there are some groups at a higher risk of death and serious injury on our roads. This includes:

  • Young children who are still learning the road rules, and must be treated with extra care.
  • Pedestrians over 70 years of age who may take extra time crossing our busy roads and have reduced hearing or sight.
  • Drivers should also be alert when approaching pedestrians around entertainment precincts, that may be affected by alcohol.

For more information visit VicRoads.

If you see someone driving erratically:

  • Remain calm and remember that you and your passenger’s safety is the priority.
  • Try to safely distance yourself from the other vehicle or pull over.
  • Once you have pulled over, or if you have a passenger, consider taking note of the following details:

    • The vehicle’s registration, make and model

    • The driver’s gender and age

    • The incident’s time and date

    • What took place

  • Contact Triple Zero on 000.
  • If the incident occurred in the past, contact the Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000.

Remember: Everyone has a role to play in keeping our roads safe.

If you have been involved in a collision,

  • Stop immediately in the safest location possible.
  • If someone is injured, call 000 and assist the injured [to the best of your ability.
  • Provide your name, address, registration number, and the vehicle owner’s name (if not your own) to those involved in the crash.
  • Note the make and model of the cars involved, and take photos of any damage.
  • Contact the police (or make a report at the nearest police station) if:
  • Any person has been injured.
  • Any property has been damaged (and the owner is not present).
  • You feel unsafe.

For more information visit VicRoads.

If you or someone you know has been affected by road trauma and needs to speak with someone, please contact Amber Community on 1300 367 797 or visit

Amber Community is a not-for-profit organisation that offers free counselling.

Their office hours are between 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you require urgent crisis support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Where you can report road hazards

Crime Stoppers Victoria acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Crime Stoppers Victoria (ABN 15 006 945 151) is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations of $2 or more to Crime Stoppers Victoria are tax deductible in Australia.
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