Risky Roads is the largest survey of its kind in the State and recognises the safety concerns of those who know WA roads best – you.
Where are WA's riskiest roads?
About Risky Roads
RAC's Risky Roads survey asks WA road users to nominate roads or intersections they believe pose a safety threat, from local streets to major highways. Nominations are received from all corners of our State and members from regional areas, where roads are often particularly dangerous, are encouraged to contribute.
Those with the most nominations are shared with government agencies and used by RAC to advocate for more action on road safety.
The 2019 results
The last Risky Roads survey was undertaken in late 2018, and the results released in 2019. These are the riskiest roads in the state as nominated by the WA community.
Perth's riskiest roads and intersections
According to the community, the riskiest road in Perth's metropolitan area is Keirnan Street, Mundijong. The key issues raised by nominators were poor road quality and unsafe pedestrian access.
Nominated as the riskiest intersection in the metro area was Great Northern Highway X Swan Christian College, Middle Swan. The intersection was nominated for its poor turning opportunities and high speed limit.
Regional WA's riskiest roads and intersections
According to the community, the riskiest road in regional WA is Bussell Highway, between Busselton and Capel. The key issues raised by nominators were narrow roads and poor traffic separation.
Nominated as the riskiest intersection in regional WA was Albany Highway X South Coast Highway (Chester Pass Roundabout). The intersection was nominated for its confusing layout and limited opportunities to cross traffic.
Did a local road in your area make the full list?
Risky Roads 2016/17
The results of the 2016/17 survey were released in February 2017. From over 6,000 nominations, 10 roads and 10 intersections were nominated as the most dangerous in metropolitan and regional WA.
Over the years, RAC's Risky Roads campaigns have had significant impact. Of the 20 riskiest roads and intersections identified by the WA community in 2017, over half have works funded to improve their safety. The 2018 Scorecard shows progress taken by authorities to address the road safety concerns raised by the WA community.