RAC: dangerous Perth roads still unplanned and unfunded for improvements

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SOME of Perth’s most dangerous roads remain unfunded and unplanned for improvements despite being well known as black spots, an RAC investigation has revealed.

The insurer has released a statement on the matter in relation to its Risky Roads campaign that last year received feedback from more than 6000 community members on what they considered the most dangerous areas to drive.

It resulted in a list of WA’s top 10 dangerous roads and intersections.

The RAC has since gone through the list to determine whether the State Government had taken steps to improve conditions on the roads.

Nearly half of the roads and intersections, in areas such as Edgewater and Mt Lawley, had not received funding.

RAC corporate affairs general manager Will Golsby said while works were underway on some of the black spots, there was still a “concerning” number that remained unfunded and in some cases “not even planned”.

“WA consistently has one of the worst road fatality rates in the country and we continue to fall short of road trauma reduction targets,” he said.

“There is an urgent need for the State Government to increase its investment in works that will improve the safety of our roads and better protect WA motorists.”

 

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