With urgent State and Federal Government action we can prevent more than 2,100 serious crashes from occurring in regional communities. Saving thousands of people from death and serious injury.

The regional road trauma epidemic

In just five years, more than 500 people have been killed and 2,700 seriously injured on WA's regional roads - a devastating reality for our regional communities and the equivalent of wiping out the entire population of a small town.

Shockingly, deaths on regional roads occur at four times the national average.

Regional deaths per 100,000

 

Nearly 70 per cent of all serious crashes in regional WA involve cars running off the road or drifting into the path of oncoming traffic - deaths and serious injuries that could be avoided with low-cost road upgrades.

 

The solution: A Regional Road Safety Package


RAC is calling on the State and Federal Governments to fund a $900 million Regional Road Safety Package, which would see crucial upgrades across 17,000 kilometres of WA's regional road network:

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Upgrade

17,000 kilometres of WA's regional roads 
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Reduce

Regional road trauma by 60%
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Prevent

More than 2,100 crashes causing death or serious injury

A crucial first step

The State and Federal Governments have announced a partnership to jointly fund the first year ($100 million) of a Regional Road Improvement Program, however a commitment to fully fund and deliver the entire program is urgently needed.

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