New tool to find risk spots on In­dian Ocean Drive

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

ROAD users con­cerned with the safety of In­dian Ocean Drive can now pin­point the spots they con­sider most dan­ger­ous us­ing an in­ter­ac­tive map.

The lat­est se­ri­ous crash on the road hap­pened last week when a 70-year-old man lost con­trol of a ve­hi­cle and struck a tree on Tues­day.

The car was de­stroyed, but the man es­caped se­vere in­jury.

Six peo­ple have died this year on the tourist stretch, which Road Safety Min­is­ter Michelle Roberts has de­scribed as “one of WA’s most dan­ger­ous roads”.

Ms Roberts launched the ini­tia­tive, which en­ables mo­torists to up­load a photo and de­scrip­tion of a dan­ger­ous area be­fore se­lect­ing the lo­ca­tion on the map, on Thurs­day.

“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.”

The In­dian Ocean Drive High­way Safety Re­view com­mit­tee will use the in­for­ma­tion as part of its re­port to Ms Roberts next month.

Visit www.rsc.wa.gov.au to ac­cess the map.

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