Melina BATH (Eastern Victoria) (09:42): As we move to the summer season, my one wish for all of us here is to return safely back to this place. My one wish for all Victorians is that they drive safely and arrive at their destination in one piece to their loved ones. We all are someone special in somebody else’s life. Unfortunately our road toll is now at 269 lives lost on Victorian roads this year – a 20 per cent increase on last year and a 15-year high, and indeed 34 per cent of fatalities occur on country roads. We must improve our road surfaces. The government must put more money back into road maintenance to get people where they need to be safely.