Welcome to RoadWise
Who are we?
The RoadWise Program was founded in 1994 and works with Local Governments and the community to support the implementation of Towards Zero, the road safety strategy for WA 2008-2020. Three levels of coordination (State, Regional and Local) make up the operational framework for road safety in Western Australia. The RoadWise Program is supported by the Road Safety Council of WA and is funded through the Road Trauma Trust Account; which is made up of the speed and red light camera fines received in WA and the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement sourced from WA vehicle licensing fees.
What do we do?
The RoadWise Program supports Local Governments, community groups, private businesses and individuals to become involved in the road safety network around the state. Through a team of regional and metropolitan based staff, RoadWise achieves this by supporting local road safety committees, providing access to resources and training, and increasing knowledge, which all contribute to building the capacity of the network to make an effective contribution to improving road safety in Western Australia.
Initiative and resources
Visit our Initiatives and Resources section to find out more abour our projects and the resources we have prepared.
Road safety in your area
Use the Road safety in your area search function found on the sidebar to search for your region.
Introducing the new WALGA RoadWise Program Road Ribbon for Road Safety.
Since 1997 the WALGA RoadWise Program has been coordinating the annual White RibbonsTM for Road Safety campaign during the Christmas / New Year holiday period, traditionally a busy time on our roads.
The campaign was developed as a community-based initiative which allows individuals to directly contribute to raising awareness of the importance of road safety in Western Australia.
Following the 2013 White RibbonsTM for Road Safety campaign, the WALGA RoadWise Program, in consultation with the Local Government and community road safety network, developed the new Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign.
The Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign will commence on Sunday 16 November 2014, coinciding with the World Health Organisation's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, and run through until Monday 5 January 2015.
What is Road Ribbon for Road Safety?
Road Ribbon for Road Safety is a community-based road safety campaign which allows individuals to directly contribute to raising awareness about the importance of road safety over the Christmas / New Year holiday period.
The campaign messages are aligned with Towards Zero, WA’s road safety strategy 2008-2020. The campaign urges people to take care on the roads, and to promote the Road Ribbon for Road Safety messages to friends, families and colleagues to help reduce road trauma. Individuals are encouraged to wear a road ribbon to help raise awareness of road safety in Western Australia.
How to get involved?
The WALGA RoadWise Program has developed tools and resources, including road ribbons, to assist organisations and individuals participating in the campaign. Local Governments, Police WA, government agencies, commercial businesses and not-for-profit organisations across the state are encouraged to participate in the campaign.
For more information on how to become involved and to obtain campaign resources visit the Road Ribbon for Road Safety page or contact your closest Road Safety Advisor.