Road safety research is vital.
In accordance with the State Government's road safety strategy Towards Zero 2008-2020, our research capability and capacity is pertinent to our ability to improve our understanding of our local road safety problems and identify fit for purpose solutions better.
The Road Safety Commission adopts an evidence based approach to policy development. This includes utilising contemporary research conducted by the Western Australian Road Safety Research Centre to inform policy design and evaluate policy effectiveness in meeting intended road safety outcomes.
Research helps us to understand our local road safety problems; what works, strategies and initiatives to improve and our degree of responsiveness to emerging road safety issues.