Safer Driving Urged as West Australians Set to Travel Over Easter Break

Western Australians are being encouraged to drive safely to ensure a fatality-free long weekend over the Easter break. Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts urged drivers on Wednesday to consider how their behaviour behind the wheel could affect family and other road users, as people take the opportunity to travel during the break. “Easter is one…

Poor Driver Education Cause of Reckless Youth Driving

A WA driving school instructor claims young drivers have developed reckless driving attitudes because of poor driver education. Eclipse Driving School owner Dave Butcher said while most young drivers are “fantastic”, insufficient driver education from both parents and trainers had caused irresponsible driving behaviours on the State’s roads including speeding. “My beliefs are its poor…

One dead in Canning Vale motorcycle accident

A 36-year old Seville Grove man has died as a result of his injuries in Fiona Stanley Hospital after his motorcycle hit the back of a Mistubishi Pajero. The accident occurred around 9:10pm Friday night, with the man riding his Harley Davidson south-east on Ranford Road. The Harley Davidson collided with the back of the…

WA Launches Road Safety Booklets for Foreign Drivers

The State Government and Road Safety Commission has launched a series of road safety booklets in foreign languages, with the hope of improving road safety for international visitors. The Italian Consul approached the RSC earlier this year after an Italian man here on a working holiday, arrived and then was tragically killed in a road…

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…