Industry input for Esperance-Goldfields road safety programs

The Esperance-Goldfields Industry Road Safety Alliance have received funding to run road safety programs tailored to rural road users.

Shire of Esperance chief executive officer Matthew Scott said the alliance, made up of a number of local governments in the region, including the shire, looked at road safety from an industry perspective.

“Given the distances between all of the major centers in our region, there is a lot of road transport and a lot of logistics for local businesses,” he said.

“There has certainly been a lot of industry input and, in our region, we do have quite a large and diverse pastural industry and it can cause problems, particularly for people who may be visiting the region for the first time.”

Mr Scott said everyone should be able to use the road safely.

“If you look at the road users in our region, we have visitors in their small sedans versus multi-trailer road trains,” he said.

“I think everyone would agree that everyone wants to be able to use roads safely, but that requires some education.”