Road debris is costly

Main Roads WA is urging road users to check their loads are properly restrained before starting their trip, with the average bill for debris clean-up on Perth roads costing up to $2 million per year.

Main Roads WA traffic management operations manager John Venables said items such as household goods, building material and green waste falling from unsecured loads caused road closures and disruptions.

�This costs thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles and property, and is a contributor to serious crashes,� he said.

�Both light vehicle drivers and heavy vehicle operators are responsible for proper and safe load restraint.

�An unsecure load can lead to an unsafe road.�

Road Safety Council chair Murray Lampard said unsecured loads could pose major safety risks and even small flying debris at high speed could become fatal.

Visit www.ntc.gov.au for more information or a load restraint guide.