Aligning with National Road Safety Week, “Driving Change”, Western Australian’s road safety strategy for 2020-2030 was recently released by the Government of Western Australia.
This latest strategy reinforces that road safety is everyone’s responsibility and that through collective action we can work towards reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on WA roads by 50-70% by 2030. As a community, if we achieve this aim we could save up to 723 lives and prevent approximately 8,000 people suffering from serious injuries over the next decade.
Fortunately, over the last ten years WA has experienced reductions in crashes involving young people and risk-taking behaviour, however there is still work to be done to reduce the impact of road crashes in WA. To facilitate these ongoing improvements the strategy outlines five priority areas aligning to the safe system approach to road safety;
- Safe Road Users
- Safe Roads
- Safe Vehicles
- Safe Speeds
- Post-Crash Response
To learn more about the priority areas and how you can be involved in reducing the burden of road safety in WA, access the strategy today.