As a major sponsor, the Transport Accident Commission continues its long-standing association with the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to promote key road safety messages to all patrons attending the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned body whose role is to pay for the medical and rehabilitation costs of people who are injured in transport accidents. The funds to perform these functions come from payments made by Victorians to VicRoads when registering their vehicles.

The TAC actively promotes road safety throughout Victoria with aim of bringing about change in both attitude and behaviour amongst road users.

Towards Zero is a bold strategy, that involves all of us – governments, communities, vehicle manufacturers, road authorities, transport companies, and everyone on the road – getting serious about saving lives.

Nothing short of a culture change will achieve zero deaths and injuries on Victorian roads. Whether it’s buying the safest motorcycles we can afford, making sure we separate drinking from riding, or calling out a friend one who isn’t wearing protective gear. We all have a role to play.

This year, there will be more breath testing machines around the track than ever before. They can be found at the High Octane Club, Champions Club and Pit Roof VIP Village. Tests will also occur at Gates 1, 3 and 7 at the conclusion to the event. Fans are urged to make the most of them.

Avoid drinking if you plan to ride home after the race. Even small amounts of alcohol in your system affect balance and coordination.

MotoGP™ fans are also encouraged to visit the Spokes stand at GP Expo, where they’ll find a range of information about safe riding. While at the stand, riders can check out the spokes.com.au website for safety tips and a comprehensive guide to the right riding gear.

Don't miss visiting the spokes.com.au Entertainment Stage, where you can get up close and personal with the world's best riders. And pop into the Spokes Trackside Lounge to see some motorcycling legends.