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Road Safety Community Conversation

Ref: CUR6296

Date: 12 March 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Venue: Building 500, Room 1102, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Do you have a personal experience involving a traffic accident?
We need your opinion on how to improve road safety in WA.

In Western Australia, 161 people died on the roads in last year equal to one fatality every second day. Unfortunately this doesn’t include the 20 injured for life and yet another 200+ needing hospitalisation. Transport accidents are the second most common cause of injury-related death in WA. More than 40% of those affected by road trauma have been driving for work.

While road fatalities are decreasing, Australia is not improving at the same rate as other developed countries. Indeed, WA has the worst figures in Australia per head of population.

The Road Safety Commission, Western Australian Government and the Police are striving to improve road safety in WA. The Road Safety Commission is currently tendering for an extensive programme of research. The road user’s voice plays an important role in ensuring relevant road safety research informs WA’s motorists.

Experience required

Personal experience of a road crash causing harm to yourself or a family member

Curtin University wants to hear from:

  • Aboriginal people
  • People with a disability
  • Women
  • Men
  • Families and carers

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