Multilingual road safety booklets now available

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15 Dec 2017

The State Government has launched a series of multilingual road safety booklets for international drivers who visit Western Australia.

Acting Road Safety Commissioner Teresa Williams said the booklets, which are available in seven languages, aim to educate visitors on Western Australian road rules improving road safety for all road users.

“Many overseas visitors to our State don’t ordinarily drive on the same side of the road as we do, so it’s vital we provide easy access to WA’s road rules and road safety information in their own language,” said Ms Williams.

“Our vast State presents contrasting road conditions from the south to the north, with gravel roads, the danger posed by stray cattle and kangaroos and of course the long distances between stops.
Our vast State presents contrasting road conditions from the south to the north, with gravel roads, the danger posed by stray cattle and kangaroos.

“The ‘On the Road’ booklets provide advice on how to drive safely in Western Australia and ensure an enjoyable road trip around the State.

”Ms Williams said the Road Safety Commission produced the ‘On the Road’ booklets after being approached by the Italian consulate.

“An Italian man tragically lost his life in a road crash in the South West early this year, and the Italian consulate prompted us to consider how we can better inform travellers,” said Ms Williams.

“We have worked together with the Italian consulate and responded to further requests from the French consulate and Claddagh Association of WA for easily accessible road safety information for backpackers and families who choose a self-drive holiday in WA.”

The ‘On the Road’ booklets are available in seven different languages:
The booklets will be distributed around the State by RoadWise, which is the local government and community road safety program for WA, and are available for download from the Road Safety Commission website.

NEWS & MEDIA LIAISON:

Claire Thomas

claire.thomas@rsc.wa.gov.au

0467 802 855

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