Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Tragedy prompts WA road rules booklets for international drivers

    15/12/2017 10:15 AM
    • ​'On the Road' booklets available in seven languages
    • Visitors to WA can also download the road safety brochures online

    The State Government has today launched a series of road safety booklets in foreign languages in an effort to improve safety for international visitors who travel on our roads.


    The booklets are available in seven different languages and include Western Australian road rules and key road safety messages.


    The Italian Consul approached the Road Safety Commission (RSC) earlier this year after an Italian man was killed in a road crash on the South Western Highway near Balingup.


    The French Consul and Claddagh Association of WA also reached out to the RSC to provide easily accessible road safety information for French and Irish nationals holidaying in WA.


    The 'On the Road' booklets are available in seven languages:

    • Italian;
    • German;
    • Mandarin;
    • Malay;
    • Korean;
    • French; and
    • English.

    Topics include driving on the left, safe overtaking practices, changing road conditions, long distances travelled and the danger posed by wildlife on the roads.


    The booklets will be distributed widely across WA to a variety of drivers, from backpackers who purchase a vehicle for their trip to families hiring a vehicle.


    The booklets are also available in a digital format and can be downloaded from websites including visitor centres, foreign consulates and the Road Safety Commission at http://www.rsc.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "Many of the 965,000 international visitors to WA in 2016-17 opted for a self-drive holiday to enjoy our beautiful State.


    "For people not used to our unique conditions, driving in Western Australia can pose a range of risks.


    "We want our visitors to enjoy their time in our State and return home safely to tell friends and family about the amazing experiences WA has to offer."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900