Saving Lives Together

Safe System website now live


04 Mar 2020

A new, interactive website that explains the Safe System - a set of guidelines that can significantly reduce deaths and serious injuries due to road trauma - is now live.

The website is an immersive guide that takes people through the system’s four layers – Safe Vehicles, Safe Road Use, Safe Roads and Roadsides and Safe Speeds – giving a detailed breakdown of each layer.

The Safe Vehicles section, for example, includes comprehensive information on how technology such as Electronic Stability Control reduces the risk of drivers losing control of their vehicle.

Under a Safe System it is accepted that road users will make mistakes but that the combined effect of all layers will greatly reduce the severity of crashes or eliminate them altogether.

Acting Road Safety Commissioner Roger Farley said: “The Safe System represents a significant shift in how we address road safety in Western Australia, moving the focus from illegal behaviours to a much broader approach in which the whole community has a role to play.”

The website also provides background stories and statistics on the devastating impact of road trauma currently has on our community.

As well as the website, an integrated Safe System campaign designed by the Road Safety Commission in conjunction with The Brand Agency will run across cinema, TV, press, digital and social platforms.

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