Keeping your mob safe on the roads
17 May 2017
The Road Safety Commission has encouraged Indigenous communities around the State to adopt a ‘safe system’ approach to enhance the road safety of community members.
The Safe System approach is designed to improve road safety in four areas: Safe roads and footpaths, Safe cars, Safe speeds, and Safe road use.
Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia encouraged communities to download the RSC’s Keep Your Mob Safe – A Guide to Making Roads Safer in Your Community to start the road safety conversation.
“The Safe System approach was successfully adopted by the Bidyadanga community, south west of Broome,” said Mr Papalia.
The Keep Your Mob Safe – A Guide to Making Roads Safer in Your Community also offers advice on how each community can approach businesses or groups outside the community to support funding road safety improvements.
Any community in WA can use the guide to raise concerns and talk about road safety issues unique to their area, as well as work out possible solutions to the issues by using the Safe System approach.
“Whether it’s installing a pedestrian crossing, more streets lights to improve visibility or road safety signs encouraging drivers to slow down, any improvements can ultimately save lives within your community,” said Mr Papalia.
You can download the Keep Your Mob Safe Guide to Making Roads Safer in Your Community (PDF, 1.70 MB) for your reference and distribution.