It is the most money ever allocated from the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA).
Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said in a statement that regional West Australian’s would benefit from nearly $64.9 million for road safety features including overtaking lanes, wire rope barriers, audible line edging and road widening.
“The over-representation of fatal crashes on regional roads is unacceptable, and while personal responsibility is the number one solution, as a government we will do all we can to make our roads safer and more forgiving in the event of a crash,” she said in the statement.
The RTTA funding also includes:
- $20m for metropolitan intersection upgrades
- $12m to finish the flashing 40km/h school zone sign project
- $7.8 to fund recommendations from the Wheatbelt Highway Safety Review
- $4.1 for education campaigns
- $6.8 for expanding speed and red light cameras
- $1.6 for school education programs
- $1.6 for community RoadWise programs