VICTORIAN drivers will receive a new road safety message from the state’s number plates after Premier Ted Baillieu announced a new slogan in Ballarat today.
From 2013, number plates will feature the slogan Stay Alert Stay Alive, replacing The Place to Be.
Mr Baillieu told a rowdy question time at the University of Ballarat that the message was the latest in
efforts to reduce the state’s road toll.
“We want to make sure that we keep road safety front and centre for every Victorian,” Mr Baillieu said.
"What better place to reinforce road safety messages to motorists than on number plates.”
Mr Baillieu said new number plates would see hundreds of thousands of reminders to drivers on the road.
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews welcomed the new slogan and said new road safety measures deserved bipartisan support.
Mr Andrews said the state’s lawmakers should do whatever they could to promote safe driving and save lives.
Ballarat featured strongly in Question Time during the special regional sitting of Parliament.
Local MPs Sharon Knight and Geoff Howard used questions to the government to raise controversial cuts to the state’s TAFE sector and the Country Fire Authority.
Ms Knight again called on Mr Baillieu to meet with staff and students impacted by the TAFE cuts and
questioned the government’s commitment to lowering unemployment.
“In this region there are 3,800 fewer people working now than there were when the Ted Baillieu became Premier,” Ms Knight said.