Driving Change sets out the journey over the next 10 years towards that shared vision and the steps to take to improve road safety infrastructure, vehicles and the cultural change needed to achieve it.
People are at the heart of our transport system and the vision is for all Western Australians to connect with the places where they live, work, learn and play safely. WA’s population is growing and ageing and more people are choosing other transport options alongside private car use, including walking, cycling, public transport and on-demand transport.
Over the next 10 years there will be ever greater transport personalisation and increased opportunities for car-sharing, bike-sharing and ride-sharing. The growth in population and increase in vehicles, alongside rapid technological innovation and societal shifts in the ways we choose to move around our communities, has far-reaching implications for safety on our shared roads.
Road safety is an important public health issue and saving more lives depends on an important cultural shift towards greater acceptance of road safety as everybody’s responsibility and less acceptance of road trauma as part of the journey.