Road safety strategy

The federal government is in the process of developing the National Road Safety Strategy 2020-2031 which will inform Western Australia’s recently released road safety strategy Driving Change – Road Safety Strategy 2020-2030.

The national and state strategies adopt a safe system approach which is a holistic approach to road safety. Within the WA’s Road Safety Framework there are five key priorities:

  • Safe road users – supporting positive cultural change
  • Safe roads – building safe roads and road systems
  • Safe vehicles – encouraging and promoting the uptake of safety technology
  • Safe speeds – supporting and implementing speed reforms
  • Post crash response – reducing the impacts of road crashes.

The priorities enable a holistic approach to the road system and how they interact with each other.