Vital feedback gathered from Denmark locals at community forum
The Road Safety Council (Council) is encouraged by vital feedback provided by Denmark residents on local road safety issues at the first regional Imagine Zero Community Forum.
Fourteen residents, including emergency services personnel, assembled at Denmark’s Riverside Club to engage with the Council as the community consultation for the development of the draft new state road safety strategy continues.
“Our Denmark participants provided us with a snapshot of why they wanted to have their say on the future of road safety in WA,” said Road Safety Commission Engagement Manager George Temple.
“We listened to their concerns about local road safety issues, including driver distraction, disobeying the road rules, drivers crossing solid white lines and driver impatience that causes people to take risks.
“The participants also provided vital feedback on the Consultation Paper and what they were willing to consider as inclusion in the State’s new road safety strategy.”
Participants were asked to take a Safe System approach, which aims to prevent crashes but will lessen the severity of injury if a crash does occur, and provide feedback on speed management, roads and roadsides, transport modes, people and the scenarios outlined in the Imagine Zero Consultation Paper.
Locals would like to see more overtaking lanes and more education around using them, as well as better line markings.
Proposals were put forward to reinstate rail lines to get more trucks off the road, give incentives for drivers to purchase of safer vehicles and for driver education to include visual impact by showing the consequences caused by road accidents.
Several suggestions were made regarding speed management including variable road speed signs for different road condition, more point to point cameras in place of individual speed cameras, as well as the opinion that each road should be risk assessed with the current speed limit to determine if a lower speed limit is required.
The Imagine Zero Community Forums
continue around Western Australia, with all road users encouraged to register for the forum in their local area.
- Albany, 24 July 6 PM - 7:45 PM (Location: Centennial Stadium, 156 Lockyer Avenue, Albany, WA, 6330)
- Manjimup, 25 July 6 PM - 7:45 PM (Location: Wellness and Respite Centre, 1A Edward Street, Manjimup, WA, 6258)
- Collie, 30 July
- Margaret River 29 July
- Geraldton, 1 August
- Moora, 5 August
- Esperance, 7 August
- Kalgoorlie, 8 August
- Bunbury, 12 August
- Kwinana, 19 August
- Broome, 20 August
- Kununurra, 22 August
- Fremantle, 26 August
- Northam, 28 August
- Merredin, 29 August
- Narrogin, 03 September
- Ellenbrook, 12 September
- Joondalup, 17 September
For more information and to have your say on the future of road safety, visit the Imagine Zero