The Road Safety Commission (RSC) believes any death or serious injury on our roads in Western Australia is simply unacceptable.
Not because it represents another number added to the road toll, but rather for the toll the trauma of serious death or injury will place on the victim’s family, friends and loved ones. There is also a significant impact on business when time is lost with injury or property damage, so the cost and extent of the impact of road crashes is high.
The RSC is responsible for delivery of the State Government’s Road Safety Strategy Towards Zero 2008 – 2020, which determines the focus of our efforts, our strategic goals and the priorities for service delivery. We’re proud to be the organisation ultimately responsible for tackling this challenge; however, we realise it’s not something we can do alone.
The RSC needs to harness the knowledge, expertise and interest of the community of Western Australia and draw upon that of our partners to best implement the plans we put in place—whether that be improving the road network, making our cars safer or better educating the community to reduce trauma on our roads. The RSC has implemented an advisory framework which incorporates a diverse range of groups providing input into policy development and initiatives. Through this collaboration we are provided with strategic, tactical and operational advice to ensure innovation and agility in our road safety solutions.
The RSC vision is a road transport system for Western Australia where crashes resulting in death or serious injury are virtually eliminated, and in collaboration with the WA community and our partners — we are Saving Lives Together.