Driving Change, Road Safety Strategy Consultation

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Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia, 2020-2030

The Road Safety Council (Council) released the Imagine Zero consultation paper in June 2019, asking Western Australians for input to be considered for the State’s road safety strategy to commence at the end of the previous strategy, Towards Zero 2008 – 2020.

On behalf of the Council, the Road Safety Commission gathered community feedback over four months, through 52 community forums around WA and online submissions via the Imagine Zero website. The input was provided to the Minister for Police and Road Safety for consideration and the new road safety strategy ‘Driving Change - Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030’ was launched on 15 November 2020. Read the consultation feedback summaries below to see what the community said.

The Driving Change 2020 – 2030 strategy sets an ambitious target to reduce road fatalities and severe injuries on WA by 50-70% by 2030, and to zero by 2050. Read the strategy in the viewer below or via the PDF in the document library to the right.

Visit the FAQ widget on the right-hand panel to read all about the consultation process.

What’s next?

The Road Safety Commission will develop the first Road Safety Action Plan 2021-2022, to successfully deliver the priorities and focus areas outlined in the strategy.



Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia, 2020-2030

The Road Safety Council (Council) released the Imagine Zero consultation paper in June 2019, asking Western Australians for input to be considered for the State’s road safety strategy to commence at the end of the previous strategy, Towards Zero 2008 – 2020.

On behalf of the Council, the Road Safety Commission gathered community feedback over four months, through 52 community forums around WA and online submissions via the Imagine Zero website. The input was provided to the Minister for Police and Road Safety for consideration and the new road safety strategy ‘Driving Change - Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030’ was launched on 15 November 2020. Read the consultation feedback summaries below to see what the community said.

The Driving Change 2020 – 2030 strategy sets an ambitious target to reduce road fatalities and severe injuries on WA by 50-70% by 2030, and to zero by 2050. Read the strategy in the viewer below or via the PDF in the document library to the right.

Visit the FAQ widget on the right-hand panel to read all about the consultation process.

What’s next?

The Road Safety Commission will develop the first Road Safety Action Plan 2021-2022, to successfully deliver the priorities and focus areas outlined in the strategy.



  • Community Consultation Feedback Summaries

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    The Road Safety Commission consulted with Western Australians between June and October 2019. The community and stakeholders were invited to read and reflect on the road safety strategy consultation paper Imagine Zero, and have their say on road safety and what should be included in the new road safety strategy via the Consultation Feedback Form. The views of the community are presented alongside research that highlights the challenges and opportunities to improve road safety in WA.

    The summary sheets divide the key findings into road safety priority areas, based on the safe system principles, as well as providing an overview of the consultation participation and references to any cited research. Click the headlines below to read the PDFs.

  • 1. Overview & Findings

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    This summary sheet provides an overview of participation in the 'Imagine Zero' consultation process, including number of responses collected, regional participation, road users consulted, stakeholders consulted, limitations to the consultation and key findings.

  • 2. Safe Road Users

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    This summary sheet presents research, evidence and community feedback around measures to ensure Western Australians are safe road users. This includes discussions around road safety awareness and education, improving driver training and licensing, targeted messaging and reinforcement as well as increasing enforcement and compliance.

  • 3. Safe Speeds

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    This summary sheet presents research, evidence and community feedback around measures to ensure Western Australian roads have safe speeds. This includes discussions around reducing network speeds, reducing default urban speeds, reducing default non-urban speeds (regional and remote) and credible speeds.

  • 4. Safe Roads

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    This summary sheet presents research, evidence and community feedback around measures to ensure Western Australians roads are safe. This includes discussions around road treatments to prevent run off road crashes, prevent intersection crashes as well as other strategies to make roads and roadsides safe.

  • 5. Safe Vehicles

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    This summary sheet presents research, evidence and community feedback around measures to ensure the vehicles on Western Australian roads are safe. This includes discussions around making vehicles safe and promoting safe vehicle use.

  • 6. Post Crash Care

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    This summary sheet presents research and evidence around measures to ensure Western Australians receive timely definitive care in the event of a crash where medical attention is required.

  • 7. References

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    This summary sheet includes references to research and evidence cited in the following community consultation summary sheets:

    1. Overview & Findings
    2. Safe Road Users
    3. Safe Speeds
    4. Safe Roads
    5. Safe Vehicles
    6. Post Crash Care
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