In cooperation with local governments, we conduct crash location investigations after the occurrence of a fatal crash.
The primary focus of crash investigations is to identify road environment factors which may possibly be related to the cause of a crash or may have increased the severity of a crash.
Crash investigations are undertaken using a two stage process;
- Preliminary Crash Investigations which should occur within 7 working days of the crash; and
- Detailed Crash Investigations which are completed only if a road environment factor possibly related to the cause or severity of a crash is identified in the preliminary crash investigation.
Crash Map is a relational GIS crash mapping application that enables users to perform both macro and micro analysis of reported road crashes. Crash Map also provides a fully integrated platform for the creation and management of applications for the State and Federal Black Spot programs in Western Australia. The crash data is available to State and Local Government road asset managers and also to consultants engaged to complete work on behalf of these agencies.
In order to gain access to Crash Map, you are required to complete the following steps:
- Create an account with Main Roads.
- Validate your account by clicking on the link in an email that will be sent you (if not received in your inbox, check your Junk or Spam folder)
- Complete the Crash Map Application form
- Your completed form will be sent to email@example.com who will review your application.
Crash Map has additional user parameters that are linked to user accounts that must be captured for all new and existing users that must be kept current including:
- Local Government (for LG employees only)
- Region (for all users)
- Permission level (access level to Crash Map for specific Black Spot program roles)
Treatment of Crash Locations course
The Road Safety Engineering - Treatment of Crash Locations course is available now via the Road Safety Audit Portal.
This is a vital training resource for people involved in the treatment of crash locations for programs such as the Federal and State funded Black Spot programs in Western Australia.