Regional Road Safety Program

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Improving safety on thousands of kilometres of regional roads across the state.

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What's happening

 Between 2018 and 2022, more than 500 people were killed and more than 2800 were seriously injured on our regional roads. That equates to 105 people killed or seriously injured per 100,000 population in our regional areas.

Driver inattention and fatigue were suspected contributing factors in 20 per cent and 8 per cent of these crashes, respectively. We believe that drivers should not die or be seriously injured because of these mistakes so we’re working to provide a more forgiving road environment, to reduce the risk and severity of crashes.

Almost $1 billion has been allocated to upgrade our roads since the Regional Road Safety Improvement program commenced in 2020.

The safety treatments - including sealing of road shoulders and the installation of audible edge and centre lines– are designed to create a more forgiving road environment and reduce the risk and severity of crashes.

Upgrades are happening all across Western Australia and traffic management including speed reductions and lane closures may be in place.

 To ensure your journey is as smooth as possible, please plan ahead and visit our Travel Map before setting off. 




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