New road safety alliance aims to address road safety issues

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A new road safety alliance in mid-west Western Australia is working on solving issues on road safety.

Through an ABC News report, mid-west traffic Sergeant Paul Matthews said the launch of the Mid-West Industry Road Safety Alliance will work with industry stakeholders, Police, state and local government agencies in improving road safety.

Sergeant Matthews said drivers should be made aware that there is a body who is working to ensure improvements in mid-west roads.

“They can be comfortable in the fact that there’s a group of industry, local government, policing enforcement design people that are looking positively at changing what’s happening on our roads,” said Sergeant Matthews.

“There is a conduit for them to contact us and if there are concerns we can hopefully allay those concerns or fix the problem.

“This opens up lines of communication, so whether we’re dealing with the captains of industry, local government or police, Department of Transport, there’s a conduit that people can discuss, bring up problems and we can address them hopefully.”

The group initially met early this year to discuss the creation of the alliance. According to a news release by the Office of Road Safety, an increase in heavy vehicle movements has been a big issue on the Mid-West road network as it faces an increasing freight task and the diversity and volume of mining and agricultural product consistently increases.

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