Top Cop Calls For More Cyclist Acknowledgement Following Road Legislation

WA’s Police Commissioner claims motorists need to acknowledge cyclists on the road following new legislation requiring motorists to keep one metre away from cyclists on the state’s roads. Chris Dawson said cyclists have a right to be on the road and driver habits had resulted in road tragedies involving bike riders. “At times, cars just…

Toodyay Road Upgrades Planned For Road Safety

Work will begin on Tooday Road this year as part of State Government plans to improve driver safety. $17.2 million in funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account will be provided for the work, which will begin immediately. “These are exactly the sorts of projects this fund was set up for – initiatives which improve…

Forrest Highway Gets Green Light for Point-To-Point Cameras

Western Australian Police are advising motorists to slow down with point to point speed cameras set to go live on Forrest Highway from next week. Drivers travelling in the WA’s first Average Speed Safety Camera Zone are being warned they will be penalised if caught speeding within the Forrest Highway Zone from September 6. Television,…

Booklets To Promote Road Safety for Cyclists and Motorists

A series of booklets called “The Best Practice Guides” has been released to promote responsible road sharing between cyclists and motorists. The booklets were funded by a $52,000 grant from the Road Trauma Trust Account, and were produced as a collaboration between WestCycle and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts. Ms Roberts said that it is…

Extra hours for WA Learner Drivers?

The way learner drivers get their P-Plates is set to change later this year. WA leaners will now have to complete 50 hours of supervised driving before sitting the practical assessment to get their P-Plates. They are also required to pass the hazard perception before sitting their practical assessment. Learners need 5 hours of night…

Fatal Crash on Great Eastern Highway

A man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided on Great Eastern Highway yesterday. The crash occurred around 10:25am, 48 kilometres east of Merredin, when the driver of a ute attempted to overtake a truck marked with a “KalTire” logo. The silver Great Wall ute left the road and crashed into trees…

Young man charged with Mosman Park Porsche theft

By Christopher May A 26 year old male has been charged with the theft and chase throughout Perth’s southern suburbs of a Porsche Cayenne from a home in Mosman Park. It is alleged that in the early hours of Monday morning the Porche was stolen and sighted by WA Police on Gilmore Avenue in Kwinana.…

Extra Speed Cameras To Save Lives

WA drivers will face more pressure to behave as the State Government plans to triple the number of red light cameras in the next 5 years. A 5 year accountability plan will aim to increase safety and reduce accidents on WA roads by dramatically increasing the number of fixed speed cameras, red light cameras and mobile speed…