THE WA Road Safety Commission is encouraging road users to visit their new website aimed at positively influencing road behaviour.
With about 2,170 serious crashes on West Australian roads annually, acting road safety commissioner Kim Papalia said road users have the opportunity for change and progression to make roads safer for the good of the community.
“The Road Safety Commission is committed in engaging with the public to spread road safety messages in new and innovative ways,” he said.
“Our latest initiative has resulted in a new interactive website which allows drivers to brush up on their knowledge of WA’s road rules.
“Some rules are different in our state, so people who have moved here from interstate may not be aware of them.”
Mr Papalia said the website will act as an educational aid for road users and explain some of our state’s most asked about road rules.
“This website will also assist individuals to change the way they think and act on the roads to help reduce the burden of serious road trauma in WA.”
Road Safety Council chairman Professor Murray Lampard said one of his priorities was to continue education in road user behaviour to improve road safety in WA.
“If you knowledge of the road rules isn’t as thorough as it could be, if you’ve not kept up-to-date on rule changes, or if you’ve forgotten rules you learned when you first received your licence then this tool is the perfect refresher,” he said.
According to the website, the 12 most asked about road rules are roundabouts, merging, u-turns, keeping left, intersections, crossing continuous lines, overtaking, clear way to emergency vehicles, safe following and headlight distances, bicycle and pedestrians on roads and using mobile phones.
– Keeping left
– Crossing continuous lines
– Giving way to emergency vehicles
– Safe following and headlight distances
– Bicycles on the road
– Pedestrians on the road
– Mobile phones
In 2015, Fairfax Regional Media, the publisher of this website, has committed itself to promoting road safety through the Arrive Alive campaign.
The campaign aims at decreasing the amount of people killed or seriously injured on WA roads following a four-year high road toll of 184 lives in 2014.
To check out the commission’s new website visit roadrules.rsc.wa.gov.au.