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August is Rural Road Safety Month and the Australian Road Safety Foundation is calling on rural road users to review their driving habits and take the road safety pledge by promising to:
Rural road crashes account for more that 65% of the Australian road toll and the shire is not immune to these statistics with fatal crashes on Warner Glen Road and Kevill Road in recent times.
Shire Manager of Asset Services, David Nicholson confirmed that safety improvements are incorporated into the design and construction of all rural road upgrades.
“We are progressively upgrading rural roads as funding permits, with enhanced safety considerations including improved roadside drainage, improvements to road geometry at bends and crests that increase visibility, warning signage and guide posts.”
Several local roads are earmarked for upgrades in 2020-21 including:
Road design for future upgrades is also programmed for sections of Cowaramup Bay Road and Jindong Treeton Road.
To find out more about the Australian Road Safety foundation and to make the pledge to choose road safety visit https://arsf.com.au
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