Minister Launches Cycling Road Safety Booklets

Minister Launches Cycling Road Safety Booklets

Western Australia Minister for Road Safety Michelle Roberts

Mutual Respect And Courtesy Key To Cycling Safety

Victor P Taffa

  • Best Practice Guides promote responsible sharing of the roads

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts today launched a series of booklets aimed at promoting mutual respect on the roads by cyclists and motorists.

“Cyclists are among Western Australia’s most vulnerable road users, with 3 cyclists killed on Western Australian roads already this year.” Minister for Road Safety Michelle Roberts said.

“Encouraging cyclists and drivers to share the road safely is something we should all be committed to and these guides provide essential road safety knowledge to cyclists, drivers and the wider community.”

Best Practice Guides for safe cycling on Western Australian roads were produced using a $52,000 grant from the Road Trauma Trust Account.

 

Best Practice Guides were prepared by WestCycle Western Australia’s peak cycling body and are designed to provide advice for cyclists and drivers on:

  • Riding Safely on Your Own,
  • Riding Safely in a Group,
  • Driving Safely with Bike Riders.

Cyclists and drivers are encouraged to ‘Be Alert, Be Predictable and Be Courteous’, with the booklets outlining road rules and safe practices for all road users.