M1. Who are we and why do we exist?
Road Trauma Families Victoria (RTFV) is a not for profit organisation with Charity Status, formed in 2012. RTFV consists of and was formed by family members directly affected by road trauma.
RTFV was created to educate, inform and create awareness among Victorian road users with an aim to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injury sustained on our roads.
M2. Who do we serve?
RTFV serves individuals, victims and groups within the community either affected by or at risk of becoming a victim of road trauma.
M3. What do we do?
RTFV works to make change in the attitude, behaviour and awareness of all road users. We aim to create a greater understanding throughout the community of the impact of road trauma and are passionate about reform in road and sentencing laws. In doing this, RTFV is a primary point of consultation for community, government and media groups regarding road trauma.
M4. How do we operate?
RTFV volunteers collaborate with the media, community, government and related agencies to improve education, awareness and positive change in an effort to save lives on Victorian roads.
We also offer emotional and intellectual support to those affected by the loss of a loved one. We can truly say “We know how you feel and what you are going through” – we have been there and are still trying to live with the impact of road trauma.
We also support with advice in relation to how and what to expect after the funeral, during police investigation, court processes and victim services available to them.
To do nothing is no longer an option. These young people deserve the best assistance possible. Through no fault of their own, their world, their life, has been destroyed leaving them lost, helpless and vulnerable, without a future, trying to cope day by day.
– Road Trauma Families Victoria