Perth’s riskiest roads revealed in RAC report

Perth’s riskiest roads revealed in RAC report

THE RAC has released its 2018/19 Risky Roads survey today – a report on the most dangerous roads in Perth.

Keirnan Street in Mundijong topped the list due to poor pedestrian safety.

Two Cockburn Roads are mentioned in the survey and the assessment of the Kwinana Freeway and Canning Highway interchange is damning.

The Kwinana Freeway/Canning Highway interchange

Issues include “little chance to turn/cross traffic” a “lack of median strip and traffic separation” and a “confusing layout”.

Armadale Road was ranked third due to “little chance to turn/cross traffic” and “vehicles travel over the speed limit”.

The road also featured in the last survey conducted in 2016/17, where it was ranked sixth.

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North Lake Road from South Street to Cockburn Central came in at number five, with reasons cited including “little chance to turn/cross traffic”, “area requires lights/roundabout” and “poorly timed traffic lights system”.

Top 10 Risky Roads
1. Keirnan St, Mundijong
2. Canning Hwy & Kwinana Freeway interchange, Como
3. Armadale Rd, Cockburn to Armadale
4. Denny Ave, Kelmscott
5. North Lake Rd, Cockburn Central
6. Albany Hwy, Bentley-Cannington
7. Thomas Rd, Oakford
8. Beaufort St, Mt Lawley-Inglewood
9. Hartman Dr, Darch
10a. Abernethy Rd, Byford
10b. Fitzgerald St, North Perth

Top 10 Risky Intersections
1. Great Northern Hwy/Swan Christian College, Middle Swan
2. Nicholson Rd/Thomas Rd, Oakford
3. Hartman Dr/Mullingar Way, Darch
4. Green St/Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn
5. Kargotich Rd/Thomas Rd, Oakford
6. Grantham St/Jersey St, Wembley
7. Clayton St/Military Rd, Bellevue
8. Rutland Rd/Great Northern Hwy, Bullsbrook
9. Great Eastern Highway/Scott St, Greenmount
10. Alexander Rd/Hardey Rd, Belmont

RAC corporate affairs general manager Will Golsby said the survey received more than 6000 responses.

“RAC’s Risky Roads survey empowers Western Australians to voice their concerns about dangerous roads and intersections, so we can work together with the relevant authorities to have them fixed and to ultimately save lives,” he said.

“WA has one of the worst road safety records in the nation and these latest results further highlight the urgent need for funding to repair and upgrade our roads.

“Many crashes which result in death or serious injury could be avoided through low-cost safety treatments, including sealing shoulders and installing audible edge lines, so we have a real opportunity to reverse the overwhelming and unacceptable level of road trauma in Western Australia.”