Safe driving saves lives. Whether you're a light or heavy vehicle driver, motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian, we are all responsible for ensuring everyone has a safe and enjoyable journey on the road.  

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For the most up-to-date information on road safety, rules, statistics and more, visit the Road Safety Commission.

Sharing the road

Cars are not the only vehicles on our roads. You could also encounter heavy vehicles, motorcyclists, pedestrians, cyclistswildlife and road workers. You may also need to know how to share a road when the lanes are electronically controlled.  

Sharing the road requires patience and courtesy. We want to ensure all road users make it to their destinations safely. 

Road workers and traffic controllers

Road workers and traffic controllers work in high-traffic environments, which can present many potential hazards. They may not have the protection of concrete barriers and truck mounted crash attenuators, leaving them in a very vulnerable position. It is the responsibility of all motorists to ensure they do their part in protecting these workers while they are out improving the road network.  

With a record number of upgrades currently underway on our roads, you may come across roadwork sites on your journey. To ensure the safety of those working on the roads and other motorists, there are a number of things to be aware of: 

 Follow the signs

It’s important that you follow all roadwork signage, even if you can’t see anyone working on the road.

Signs will alert you when you are approaching a roadwork area. If there is a road worker directing traffic, stay alert and follow their directions.

 Your speed is our safety

By law, you must follow the speed limit at all times, even when it’s reduced through roadwork areas.

Speed is not only reduced when road workers are on site, but also when there are -
  • loose stones
  • temporary lane alignments 
  • slippery surfaces
  • different road levels
  • roadside hazards
  • changes in the road layout or;
  • a lack of line marking 

 Be roadwork aware, slow down and take care

It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that all workers on our roads make it home safely, just like you, they go to work every day and expect to return home safely when they’re done. Please remember to be roadwork aware, slow down and take care.

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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