Farrall Road in Midvale has been named the riskiest road in WA by RAC.

Midvale road is one of Perth’s riskiest

WA consistently has one of the worst road fatality rates in the country and continues to fall short of road trauma reduction targets.
June 6, 2024

FARRALL Road in Midvale has been identified as one of Perth’s riskiest roads in the RAC’s Risky Roads survey.

The survey identified 20 of the most dangerous roads and intersections in Perth based on thousands of community nominations.

The campaign aims to encourage further government investment in road safety.

RAC external relations general manager Will Golsby said continued investment was needed to make it safer and easier to travel.

“It’s crucial governments continue to prioritise investment to save lives, prevent serious injuries and reduce congestion on our roads, especially when the recent WA budget outlined expenditure through the asset investment program is forecast to drop from $2 billion in 2024/25 to $646 million in 2027/28.

“We’re pleased to see works nearing completion on some of the dangerous roads which received the most nominations, including Farrall Road in Midvale and Thomas Road in Casuarina,” Mr Golsby said.

“But it is concerning that many problem spots remain unfunded, and, in some cases, without works even planned.”

One of Perth’s most notorious congestion hot spots, on the southbound Mitchell Freeway, is no closer to a safety upgrade, despite being ranked one of WA’s most dangerous roads.

WA consistently has one of the worst road fatality rates in the country and we continue to fall short of road trauma reduction targets.

So far this year, 74 people have lost their lives on WA roads, including 30 in our metropolitan area, putting our state on track for one of the worst years for road deaths since 2016.

“In WA, three people are killed and more than 30 hospitalised every week due to road trauma – costing the state economy $2.4 billion a year,” Mr Golsby said.

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