Share safety concerns on ocean road
Drivers using Indian Ocean Drive are invited to use the internet to report unsafe sections of the road.
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has launched an interactive map to help people share their safety concerns about the tourist drive where six lives have been lost so far this year.
Users contribute by uploading a photograph of their area of concern with a brief description of the issue and selecting the location on the map.
Ms Roberts said the information gathered would be directly fed to the Indian Ocean Drive Highway Safety Review Committee to help inform the final report to be presented to her later this month.
“Over the past few weeks, I have been in contact with many people who believe they have something to offer the review that we are conducting into Indian Ocean Drive,” she said.
“This innovative technology provides an opportunity for local people and road users to have their voices heard in the current road safety audit of what has become one of WA’s most dangerous roads.”
Ms Roberts said the map displayed markers where other users had provided feedback which could be browsed, but did not collect personal information from users.
“Feedback collected will provide the expert panel with the direct experiences of road users and help to inform any road safety improvements that will ultimately help save lives,” she said.
The interactive map can be accessed from the Road Safety Commission website until the end of October, and can be embedded or shared via the internet or social media.
The scene at a triple-fatality crash on Indian Ocean Drive north of Lancelin.