Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    New technology to provide direct line to expert panel

    28/09/2017 9:30 AM
     
    • Indian Ocean Drive interactive map collects public feedback for safety review
    • Areas of concern can be pinpointed using Geographical Information System tools 

    The State Government will use innovative technology to collaborate with the public as part of the Indian Ocean Drive Highway Safety Review.

     

    Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts today launched an interactive map that will enable drivers and local residents to have their say on safety concerns about the tourist drive, where six lives have been lost so far this year.

     

    Users contribute to the interactive map by uploading a photograph of their area of concern, then provide a brief description of the issue and select the location on the map.

     

    The information gathered will be directly fed to the Indian Ocean Drive Highway Safety Review Committee and will help inform the final report to be presented to the Minister next month.

     

    The interactive map can be accessed from the Road Safety Commission website until the end of October 2017, and can be embedded or shared via the internet or social media.

     

    Comments attributed to Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "Over the past few weeks, I have been in contact with many people who believe they have something to offer the review that we are conducting into Indian Ocean Drive.

     

    "This innovative technology provides an opportunity for local people and road users to have their voices heard in the current road safety audit of what has become one of WA's most dangerous roads.

     

    "The map displays markers where other users have provided feedback which can be browsed, but does not collect personal information from users.

     

    "Feedback collected will provide the expert panel with the direct experiences of road users and help to inform any road safety improvements that will ultimately help save lives."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6900