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 the five years to 2021, more than 500 people have been killed and 2,900 seriously injured of 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.

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Around 60 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 Program

RAC is calling on the State and Federal Governments to fully fund a Regional Road Safety Program, which would see crucial upgrades across WA's regional road network:

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WA's regional roads
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Regional road trauma by 60%
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More than 2,100 crashes causing death or serious injury

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