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Keep up-to-date and informed on what's happening with the consultation.

Keep up-to-date and informed on what's happening with the consultation.

  • Joondalup forum update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 19 September 2019

    Location: Joondalup Reception Centre

    Members of the Joondalup community suggested that education be included in the scenarios to reduce road trauma in Western Australia.

    There was agreement among some participants that rather than dropping speed limits, people should be educated on how to drive to the conditions and they’ll slow down when needed. It was also suggested that education was needed to teach people to recognise when they’re fatigued and advanced driving courses would be helpful.

    Other ideas included greater police presence on the roads instead of more speed cameras and introducing financial incentives to buy...


    Date: 19 September 2019

    Location: Joondalup Reception Centre

    Members of the Joondalup community suggested that education be included in the scenarios to reduce road trauma in Western Australia.

    There was agreement among some participants that rather than dropping speed limits, people should be educated on how to drive to the conditions and they’ll slow down when needed. It was also suggested that education was needed to teach people to recognise when they’re fatigued and advanced driving courses would be helpful.

    Other ideas included greater police presence on the roads instead of more speed cameras and introducing financial incentives to buy safer vehicles such as linking the size of the transfer fee to the safety rating and abolishing the luxury car tax to encourage people to buy new five star cars.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:


  • Victoria Park forum update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 4 September 2019

    Location: The Leisurelife Centre, The Drama Room

    Attendees promoted reducing speeds in residential areas (40), school zones (30) and to introduce reduced speeds around public open spaces. There was also discussion to build infrastructure to encourage and support alternative modes of transport, with better parking at public transport hubs.

    Attendees advocated for a buy-back scheme to eliminate [older] poorly safety rated cars so they can be removed from the transport system, to stop the resale of these cars into the second-hand market and to support the purchase of higher safety rated vehicles.

    Other themes focused on...


    Date: 4 September 2019

    Location: The Leisurelife Centre, The Drama Room

    Attendees promoted reducing speeds in residential areas (40), school zones (30) and to introduce reduced speeds around public open spaces. There was also discussion to build infrastructure to encourage and support alternative modes of transport, with better parking at public transport hubs.

    Attendees advocated for a buy-back scheme to eliminate [older] poorly safety rated cars so they can be removed from the transport system, to stop the resale of these cars into the second-hand market and to support the purchase of higher safety rated vehicles.

    Other themes focused on introducing rumble strips in metro areas before crosswalks and children’s crossings to alert drivers to slow down and closing the gaps in the shared path network with the provision of wider, safer lanes. Incentivising ride sharing to reduce the number of cars on the road and the introduction of a system to maintaining driver currency were also discussed.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:

  • Rivervale forum update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 12 September 2019

    Location: Rivervale Community Centre

    Road design and planning was a strong these among participants at Road Safety Council community forum in Rivervale.

    They suggested more consideration needed to be given to changed amenity when diverting traffic, as these roads were potentially incapable of coping with the new volumes.

    Participants also suggested separating cyclists from other road users on all new roads where the speed limit was planned to be 60km/h or higher.

    They also thought a mandated vehicle inspection system would ensure all vehicles were properly...


    Date: 12 September 2019

    Location: Rivervale Community Centre

    Road design and planning was a strong these among participants at Road Safety Council community forum in Rivervale.

    They suggested more consideration needed to be given to changed amenity when diverting traffic, as these roads were potentially incapable of coping with the new volumes.

    Participants also suggested separating cyclists from other road users on all new roads where the speed limit was planned to be 60km/h or higher.

    They also thought a mandated vehicle inspection system would ensure all vehicles were properly maintained and in the best condition to perform in an emergency situation.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:

  • Motorcycle Forum Update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 14 September 2019

    Location: Scarborough Community Centre

    Rider discussions at the Road Safety Council’s motorcycle community forum focused on road design and the interactions between bikes and road users.

    They believed some road designs were unsafe for riders, who were at greater risk of death and serious injury than vehicle occupants. They would like to see greater consultation with motorcycle groups who could provide advice before infrastructure was built.

    Driver and rider training were popular themes. They thought aspects of rider training needed to be adjusted to ensure riders were more...


    Date: 14 September 2019

    Location: Scarborough Community Centre

    Rider discussions at the Road Safety Council’s motorcycle community forum focused on road design and the interactions between bikes and road users.

    They believed some road designs were unsafe for riders, who were at greater risk of death and serious injury than vehicle occupants. They would like to see greater consultation with motorcycle groups who could provide advice before infrastructure was built.

    Driver and rider training were popular themes. They thought aspects of rider training needed to be adjusted to ensure riders were more equipped to handle their bikes and to anticipate dangers. Likewise, drivers needed to better understand and appreciate the vulnerability of riders and for driver training to include motorcycle awareness.

    Participants also liked greater consistency of speed limits on stretches of road that currently have multiple speed zones.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:

  • Ellenbrook forum update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 12 September 2019

    Location: Malvern Springs Community Centre, Ellenbrook

    A greater separation of different modes of transport (cars, motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrians), as well as a new focus on how speed limits are determined were shared by participants at the Road Safety Council community forum in Ellenbrook.

    They believed cyclists were especially at risk at roundabouts and the hard shoulders on long roads used by cyclists should be better maintained.

    They would also like to see some speed reductions to make roads safe, but there needed to be transparency around decision-making ...


    Date: 12 September 2019

    Location: Malvern Springs Community Centre, Ellenbrook

    A greater separation of different modes of transport (cars, motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrians), as well as a new focus on how speed limits are determined were shared by participants at the Road Safety Council community forum in Ellenbrook.

    They believed cyclists were especially at risk at roundabouts and the hard shoulders on long roads used by cyclists should be better maintained.

    They would also like to see some speed reductions to make roads safe, but there needed to be transparency around decision-making to make the changes credible.

    Participants also favoured more direct messaging in road safety commercials that highlighted the consequences of driver and rider errors.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:

  • Cycling forum update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 5 September 2019

    Location: Scarborough

    Participants generally agreed that speed limits should be slower on metropolitan streets, to protect vulnerable road users. One suggestion was that the State government could introduce laws to drop speed when passing vulnerable road users.

    There were also ideas about improving bike lanes including more maintenance for sandy or debris-cluttered shoulders on main roads, and wider bike lanes for parents taking their children on bike trailers to school or daycare.

    Other suggestions included making flashing lights on bikes compulsory.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:


    Date: 5 September 2019

    Location: Scarborough

    Participants generally agreed that speed limits should be slower on metropolitan streets, to protect vulnerable road users. One suggestion was that the State government could introduce laws to drop speed when passing vulnerable road users.

    There were also ideas about improving bike lanes including more maintenance for sandy or debris-cluttered shoulders on main roads, and wider bike lanes for parents taking their children on bike trailers to school or daycare.

    Other suggestions included making flashing lights on bikes compulsory.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:

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  • Fremantle Forum Update

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    by Administrator, 10 months ago


    Date: 26 August 2019

    Location: South Fremantle Football Club, Fremantle

    Greater analysis to find out why crashes happen and consistency of speed signs for different road conditions including allowing councils to set local speed limits were points of discussion for people attending the Road Safety Council’s Fremantle community forum.

    They also believed there needs to be an increase in roadside rest facilities including toilets when designing and building roads in the future.

    Other considerations included making intersections safer for pedestrians and cyclists and more education for drivers when transitioning into other modes...


    Date: 26 August 2019

    Location: South Fremantle Football Club, Fremantle

    Greater analysis to find out why crashes happen and consistency of speed signs for different road conditions including allowing councils to set local speed limits were points of discussion for people attending the Road Safety Council’s Fremantle community forum.

    They also believed there needs to be an increase in roadside rest facilities including toilets when designing and building roads in the future.

    Other considerations included making intersections safer for pedestrians and cyclists and more education for drivers when transitioning into other modes of transport e.g. gophers.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:

  • Kwinana forum update

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    by Administrator, 11 months ago


    Date: 19 August 2019

    Location: John Wellard Community Centre

    Participant discussions at the Road Safety Council’s Kwinana community forum focused on the importance of increased road safety education around safer vehicles. They suggested a greater emphasis on highlighting the safety features in vehicles, mandating a minimum ANCAP safety rating for vehicles sold in WA and providing incentives to encourage people to buy safer vehicles.

    They also encouraged educating school children and young drivers around safe road use and discussed fatigue management through the introduction of technology in light vehicles similar to the heavy vehicle industry and introducing anti-fatigue legislation.

    The...


    Date: 19 August 2019

    Location: John Wellard Community Centre

    Participant discussions at the Road Safety Council’s Kwinana community forum focused on the importance of increased road safety education around safer vehicles. They suggested a greater emphasis on highlighting the safety features in vehicles, mandating a minimum ANCAP safety rating for vehicles sold in WA and providing incentives to encourage people to buy safer vehicles.

    They also encouraged educating school children and young drivers around safe road use and discussed fatigue management through the introduction of technology in light vehicles similar to the heavy vehicle industry and introducing anti-fatigue legislation.

    The cost of road trauma to families, communities and the health system was a point made.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with the following information;


  • Bunbury forum update

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    by Administrator, 11 months ago


    Date: 12 August 2019

    Location: Bunbury Power Boat Club

    Reminding and educating the community about the risks and responsibilities of being a road user was a strong emphasis among participants at the Road Safety Council’s Bunbury community forum.

    They suggested the new strategy should increase its engagement with people with messages that strategically target different age groups through the most relevant channels.

    The participants also advocated for greater use of different road surfaces, such as rumble strips across the road, to alert drivers of changed conditions. On regional roads, they thought this...


    Date: 12 August 2019

    Location: Bunbury Power Boat Club

    Reminding and educating the community about the risks and responsibilities of being a road user was a strong emphasis among participants at the Road Safety Council’s Bunbury community forum.

    They suggested the new strategy should increase its engagement with people with messages that strategically target different age groups through the most relevant channels.

    The participants also advocated for greater use of different road surfaces, such as rumble strips across the road, to alert drivers of changed conditions. On regional roads, they thought this would also help prevent fatigue-related crashes.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:


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  • Kalgoorlie forum update

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    by Administrator, 11 months ago


    Date: 8 August 2019

    Location: Kalgoorlie Town Hall

    There was a strong emphasis on reducing speeds among people attending the Road Safety Council’s Kalgoorlie community forum.

    They questioned the posted speed limits on some local roads and the default speed for unsealed roads, suggesting they could be lowered. They also advocated for lower speed limits in school zones and urban areas.

    Other themes focused on safety, including in-vehicle blind spots created by the addition of safety features, education about the ANCAP safety ratings and incentivising manufacturers to include more safety features as standard in new vehicles.

    To support their discussions...


    Date: 8 August 2019

    Location: Kalgoorlie Town Hall

    There was a strong emphasis on reducing speeds among people attending the Road Safety Council’s Kalgoorlie community forum.

    They questioned the posted speed limits on some local roads and the default speed for unsealed roads, suggesting they could be lowered. They also advocated for lower speed limits in school zones and urban areas.

    Other themes focused on safety, including in-vehicle blind spots created by the addition of safety features, education about the ANCAP safety ratings and incentivising manufacturers to include more safety features as standard in new vehicles.

    To support their discussions, participants were provided with information about:


    Register for a forum near you.