Wheatbelt to have say on road safety

In an effort to reduce the number of deaths of regional WA roads, the Road Safety Council has invited residents in Northam and Merredin to register for a community forum to discuss the future of road safety.

The Council has prepared the Imagine Zero Consultation Paper which is designed to spark robust conversation about the direction road safety could take beyond the end of the State's current road safety strategy, Towards Zero 2008-2020.

This consultation paper provides drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists with information on WA's road safety journey so far, how we compare to other world leading jurisdictions and our vision for the future.

Road Safety Council chairman Iain Cameron said the forums on August 28 and 29 were at the request of the Road Safety Minister.

"Many countries around the world are aiming for zero and we need to know what you are prepared to support for WA to pursue the same goal," Mr Cameron said.

"Your feedback is vital and will assist the Road Safety Council in preparing a draft road safety strategy for the Minister for Road Safety to consider."

In 2018, 159 people died on Western Australian roads and 25 of those lives were lost in the Wheatbelt Police District.

Already in 2019, ten people have died due to road trauma in the Wheatbelt Police District.

Information sessions are as follows:

  • Northam: 6pm, 28 August at the Hospitality Room, Northam Recreation Centre, 44 Peel Terrace, Northam
  • Merredin: 6pm, 29 August at Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre, Bates Street, Merredin

To register attendance visit www.imaginezero.rsc.wa.gov.au.