Two Killed in Badgingarra Car-Truck Collision

Two people have died after a car crashed into a truck on Brand Highway in Badgingarra, 205 kilometres north of Perth. A Mack Prime Mover travelling south on the highway was pulling two semi-trailers and a dolly about 11:40am on Wednesday when it collided with a Mazda CX7 travelling north on the highway. The Mazda…

Regional Enforcement Unit To Target Country Roads

The announcement of the Regional Enforcement Unit to join police operations comes just before Easter, with hopes it will strengthen traffic enforcement efforts. “Our country roads are regularly over-represented in road fatalities and serious injury crashes,” said Road Safety and Police Minister, Michelle Roberts. The REU will be deployed to country highways, targeting unsafe driving…

Young girl dies after being struck by vehicle on Albany Highway

A tragedy occurred this morning in Gosnells, where a young girl sadly passed away. Around 6:20am, in the vicinity of the Gosnells Baptist Chruch, a three year old girl ran across the road and was struck by a vehicle. All lanes of Albany Highway were closed while authorities invesitigated, and the reopened just before 9:00am.…

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…

SLOMO Rules To Create Safer Environment For Emergency Workers

A new law will take effect on March 2 to ensure a safer environment for WA emergency and roadside workers. The SLOMO or Slow Down, Move Over law will require drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 40kmh when approaching and passing a stationary incident response vehicle. Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said it…

More Roads Not the Answer to Traffic Following Changing Commuter Attitudes

A sustainability expert claims introducing more roads to reduce traffic congestion is not the answer, following a report revealing more commuters are reconsidering their daily travel to work because of gridlock. Curtin University Professor Peter Newman said adding more roads did not fix traffic problems and could be solved by making cities more appealing for…

Dianella Woman Died After She Was Trapped Under Her Car

By Nicholas Farrington A woman has died after becoming trapped under her vehicle in today in Dianella. It’s believed that the forty-one year old became trapped under her car after getting out and trying to open her garage door when she was struck by the vehicle and fell, becoming trapped underneath. The car continued rolling,…

Police Hunt Driver in Beechboro Hit and Run

Traffic Enforcement Group officers are investigating a hit and run crash in Beechboro on December 12. A 14-year-old boy was walking along Altone Road with his sister at about 5:30pm when they crossed the road at the pedestrian crossing but against the red light. He did not see a car approaching in the right hand…

New Penalties For Drivers Who Pass Too Close To Cyclists

The recent social media outrage triggered policy changes where new WA laws require motorists to allow a one meter space when overtaking cyclists. Over the last year, 7 cyclists have lost their lives on our roads. Those who don’t leave adequate space will now face a fines of $400 and the loss of 4 demerit…

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…