Government to use interactive map in road safety review

The WA Government is using an interactive map open to the public as part of its safety review for Indian Ocean Drive, after the deaths of six people this year. The map enables drivers and local residents to point out areas that they have safety concerns about. Users are able to upload a photograph of…

New Funding for Neurotrauma Research to Improve Rehab After Car Crashes

Neurotrauma research programs in Western Australia will receive new funding to improve rehabilitation and independence for people injured in car crashes. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide two neurotrauma research projects up to $100,000 through the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research’s Neurotrauma Research Program for neurotrauma research. The first project will focus…

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…

Cyclists Fined During Police Blitz

Please click on the video player to watch the story. EVENING NEWS – Cyclists Fined During Police Blitz (Story begins at 06:26) 52 cyclists were fined for traffic offences during a 2 hour police blitz in Northbridge this afternoon. The operations took place at the centre of Wellington Street & Milligan Street, and Fitzgerald Street and…