A target has been set to reduce road fatalities and severe injuries in Western Australia (WA) to zero by 2050.

The new target is included in Driving Change – Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030, released at the recent WA National Road Safety Week 2020.

Driving Change is the framework to guide WA’s road safety journey over the next decade, to reduce the number of people fatally, severely or seriously injured by 50 to 70 percent by 2030.

“We need bold leadership to reduce and eliminate road trauma in our State,” said Michelle Roberts, Minister for Road Safety.

“We can reach our ambitious target of a 50 to 70 percent reduction by 2030 by doing more of what works, embracing new technologies and engaging with stakeholders and community.

“By participating in a National Road Safety Week event, it is the first step in your journey to drive change in your family and community to reduce our ambitious target.”

WA National Road Safety Week takes place November 15-22.