Communities

Community involvement is fundamental in road safety.

The local knowledge and expertise that communities bring to road safety activities help to ensure their success and increase their value.

Community support for road safety comes in many forms. Getting involved in local, evidence-based activities which target local crash priorities contributes to improving road safety in in metropolitan, rural, remote communities across the state. This includes road safety committees, local partnerships, community volunteers, business, sporting clubs, community groups and others.   

Everyone can make a difference in reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

How to get involved

  • Find out what’s happening in your area
  • Join or support your local RoadWise committee
  • Volunteer at your local Driver Reviver operation or other road safety events
  • Be a considerate road user
  • Help supervise novice drivers
  • Advocate for road safety funding
  • Buy a safer car

Find out what’s happening in your area

To find out more information about road safety initiatives in your community, contact your Regional Road Safety Advisor, subscribe to the WALGA RoadWise Road Safety Newsletter or follow the WALGA RoadWise Facebook page. Find out more about the priority road safety issues in your region by visting the Road Safety in Your Area page.

Join or support your local RoadWise committee

If you’re interested in joining a road safety committee, or would like to volunteer your time towards a road safety activity, contact your local Regional Road Safety Advisor to talk about what opportunities are available in your area.

Be a considerate road user

Be a considerate road user who is aware of the road rules and obeys them. For more information on road rules, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/road-safety-commission/road-rules-and-penalties.

Help supervise novice drivers

Help to supervise novice drivers so that they can benefit from logging increased hours in their learner period. For further information please download an electronic copy of the Novice Drivers fact sheet by completing the download form.

Advocate for road safety funding

Advocate for more funding for road safety initiatives through your local member of Parliament.

Buy a safer car

Consider the safety rating when buying your next car check out the safety ratings at www.ancap.com.au for new cars and www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au for used cars