More people have died on south-west roads in 2019 than 2018, with six months remaining.
Statistics released by the state government show eight people died in 2018 and 10 people have already lost their lives in 2019.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said it had been a shocking start to the year on Victoria's roads, with 152 deaths compared to 98 at the same time last year.
In the south-west, four people have died in Corangamite Shire, three people have died in Glenelg Shire, two people have died in Moyne Shire and one in the Southern Grampians Shire.
"Close-knit regional communities are often the hardest hit by the devastating and long-lasting impacts of road trauma," Ms Pulford said.
She said people living in regional Victoria would have their chance to share and hear ideas on how to improve road safety at a forum in Portland.
"We're asking regional Victorians to spare a couple of hours to speak with experts and fellow community members about what more can be done to stop people dying or being seriously injured on the roads they driver every day," Ms Pulford said.
She said it was concerning that many of the fatal crashes had occurred on country roads and two third of people killed had died within 30 kilometres of their home.
The Portland forum will be held at the yacht club on Thursday, August 22, from 5.45pm to 7.30pm.
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