Safe Roads and Roadsides
Improving the safety of roads could reduce the number of serious crashes by as much as 40%. Investing in safe system infrastructure improvements will continue to save lives and prevent serious injuries into the future, creating a lasting legacy of an inherently safe road network.
Regional Road Group and Black Spot Survey Results - Report 2018
This report presents the results of the Regional Road Group (RRG) and Black Spot Survey conducted by The Western Australian Local Government Association’s (WALGA) RoadWise Program in September 2017.
The survey was developed to obtain feedback on RoadWise’s role in the Black Spot program and the impact of recent changes to road safety auditor accreditation.
The State Black Spot Program Development and Management Guidelines describe the requirements for the development and management of projects for inclusion in the State Black Spot Program. These guidelines also outline how WALGA’s RoadWise Program can provide assistance to RRG’s and Local Governments when submitting Black Spot nominations (MRWA, 2016).
An internal RoadWise process identified the need to review the current level of knowledge and application of the State Black Spot Program Development and Management Guidelines and the skills required of RoadWise officers to assist Local Governments in the Black Spot nomination process.
Following recent changes to the accreditation of road safety auditors, the survey also provided the opportunity to explore the level of awareness and impact of the new requirements for Local Governments in conducting future road safety audits on Local Government roads to support Black Spot nominations.
Visit the Tools and Resources page to download the Regional Road Group and Black Spot Report.
Safe Roads and Roadsides Resource Kit
The Safe Roads and Roadsides Resource Kit, which was initially developed to assist Local Governments in the Great Southern region, is now available for use on a statewide level and can be downloaded from this website by completing the dowloard form.
The Kit, which includes supporting templates such as quizzes, media releases, activities, posters and presentations, has been designed to allow information to be tailored to suit the needs of individual Local Governments, RooadWise or other road safety committees/groups. It is intended to support and enhance existing Local Government activities being implemented as part of the safe roads and roadsides cornerstone of Towards Zero.
To find out more, contact your closest Road Safety Advisor.
Visit the following pages to access information and resources for campaigns targeting safe roads and roadsides:
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