How was the community consulted for the strategy?

    The ‘Imagine Zero’ consultation was undertaken in 2019 to give our entire community an opportunity to help shape action on road safety, and move us towards a reality where no one suffers the devastation of a loved one dying or being seriously injured on our roads. 

    Community input was received during State-wide consultation in all regions of WA throughout June to November 2019. 

    The community were invited to contribute through public, stakeholder and targeted community forums, written and online submissions, pop-up poll locations, and by pinning notes on an interactive map of WA.

    Where were the community forums held?

    There were 52 forums held across WA in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs); City of Albany, City of Armadale, City of Belmont, City of Bunbury, City of Fremantle, City of Gosnells, City of Greater Geraldton, City of Joondalup, City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, City of Karratha, City of Kwinana, City of Mandurah, City of Perth, City of Stirling, City of Swan, City of Wanneroo, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Shire of Broome, Shire of Carnarvon, Shire of Collie, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Esperance, Shire of Halls Creek, Shire of Manjimup, Shire of Merredin, Shire of Moora, Shire of Narrogin, Shire of Northam, Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, Town of Port Headland and Town of Victoria Park.

    Which road user groups were consulted?

    During the consultation period, targeted forums were also held to better represent voices of certain groups in road safety discussions. These included forums for; engineers and planners, heavy vehicle industry, cyclists, motorcyclists, vulnerable road users, school students, and forums held in remote and regional WA to engage with Indigenous communities.

    How will the strategy be implemented?

    Driving Change: Road Safety Strategy for WA 2020-2030 is a ‘live’ document which sets the direction for road safety activities for our State for the next decade. As technological advances occur, Government policies evolve and new research evidence is presented, realignments to the Strategy will naturally occur to ensure our road safety activities are always relevant. The Road Safety Commission is currently in the process of finalising an Action Plan and a Performance Plan to support the delivery of the strategy. The first Action plan will provide a list of specific road safety activities for our State over the next two years. The performance plan will serve to track our performance and help ensure our State meets the target set under this strategy.

    Who can I talk to about the strategy?

    We welcome questions and/or input in writing to so we can provide you a well-considered response. Should you wish to have a conversation with us, you’re welcome to send us an email to book in a timeslot for a telephone conversation.

    Where can I view the consultation paper?

    The consultation paper can be viewed in our document library. The feedback forum associated with the consultation people can also be viewed in our document library.

    Can I still complete the feedback form?

    No. The consultation ran from 18 June 2019 to 18 October 2019

    Any feedback or ideas you would like to share with the Road Safety Commission not related to a specific project on Community Connect can be shared with us using the Contact Us page on our website or by calling 1300 999 772 during business hours.

    What was the community asked during consultation?

    Western Australians were presented with three road safety scenarios:

    1. The current trajectory of fatalities and serious injuries
    2. Measures to make modest progress by 2030
    3. Measures to make rapid progress by 2030

    The scenarios presented measures which would be required to achieve substantial progress in reducing road trauma by 2030, and asked road users to what degree they would support these changes. Some of these measures included:

    • Speed limit reductions in certain zones
    • Infrastructure investment in road treatments (e.g. wide centre lines, improved curve delineating, shoulder widening and sealing, roundabout design, grade separation, full control right turns at signalised intersections)
    • Policy changes (e.g. reducing blood alcohol content to zero, delaying provisional driving license age to 18 years, increasing the number of vehicles with safety features)
    • Design solutions (e.g. self-explaining road, bike boulevards)
    • Enhanced and expanded Automated Traffic Enforcement

    How was consultation feedback used?

    Community and stakeholder responses were collated and organised across themes that align with the safe system principles and the categories outlined in the Imagine Zero consultation paper. These responses were then used to inform the State priorities for achieving road trauma reductions over the next 10 years, outlined in Driving Change, Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020-2030.

    What did the community say?

    Review the PDF 'Community Consultation Feedback Summaries' to read what the WA community thinks about road safety measures, initiatives and opportunities. These responses are organised by the priority areas; safe road users, safe speeds, safe roads, safe vehicles and post crash care.