Nom­i­nate riski­est roads for safety cam­paign

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The RAC has put the call-out to the pub­lic to help iden­tify WA’s most dan­ger­ous roads and in­ter­sec­tions.

The Risky Roads cam­paign, now in its fifth year, gives peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to voice their con­cerns to cre­ate change on WA roads.

RAC cor­po­rate af­fairs gen­eral man­ager Will Golsby said the cam­paign would help RAC ad­vo­cate for life­sav­ing im­prove­ments.

“Western Aus­tralia con­sis­tently ranks as one of the na­tion’s worst when it comes to road fa­tal­i­ties and se­ri­ous in­juries,” he said.

“There is more than 187,000km of road in Western Aus­tralia and no one knows those roads bet­ter than the peo­ple who drive, ride, cy­cle or walk on them ev­ery day.

“Nom­i­na­tions are en­cour­aged from all cor­ners of the State, so whether a lo­cal street or ma­jor high­way, if you know a road that’s un­safe, don’t just avoid it, nom­i­nate it.”

More than half of the 20 riski­est roads and in­ter­sec­tions iden­ti­fied in the 2016 sur­vey have had fund­ing al­lo­cated for im­prove­ments.

Nom­i­na­tions for the cam­paign close on De­cem­ber 17.

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