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Hawke government to eliminate local road 'bloack spot'



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M r Bob Brown Minister for Land Transport

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21 February 1991

HAWKE GOVERNMENT TO ELIMINATE LOCAL ROAD 'BLACK SPOT'

The Hawke Government today allocated $146,320 to install traffic lights at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Prindiville Drive, Wanneroo.

Federal Land Transport Minister Bob Brown said the funds were being provided under the Hawke Government's national 'Black Spot' road safety program.

'This funding is a road safety "bonus" and comes on top of normal federal road funding to the states and territories' Mr Brown said.

'It is intended primarily for specific locations with a history of serious accidents'.

The 'Black Spot' program is part of the Hawke Government's $120 million road safety strategy and is aimed at further reducing the national road toll.

Over three years, $110 million will be allocated to eliminate 'Black Spots' around the nation, and $10 million will be used for research and public education aimed at changing drivers' attitudes towards speeding, drink driving

and aggressive driving.

To be eligible for funding, participating states and territories are required to adopt a uniform package of national reforms, including a national 0.05 blood alcohol limit, national licensing of heavy truck and bus drivers,

speed limiters for heavy vehicles, uniform national speed limits, a graduated licence system for young drivers, and greater enforcement of blood alcohol and seat belt requirements.

Mr Brown said: 'Last year 2331 people were killed in road crashes and while this is an appalling waste of human life it was the lowest national figure since records began in 1960.

'Road safety initiatives of the federal and state governments have contributed to this reduction and hopefully the "Black Spot" program will reduce it even further.

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1 Most of the road projects involve low-cost, high-return works such as shoulder sealing, installing and modifying traffic signals, installing roundabouts, resealing, road warning signs and street closures'.

Details of the project are attached.

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Media inquiries: Brian Hill (06) 277 7440

ROAD SAFETY BLACK SPOT PROGRAM - ELECTORATE OF MOORE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA 20 Feb 1991

REF # ELECTORATE(s) LGA(s) ROAD ( S ) / -TREATMENT COST EST SAVE/YR

W0020 MOORE UANNEROO PRINDIVILLE DRIVE

UANNEROO ROAD -INSTALL TRAFFIC SIGNALS

$146320 $62660

1 PROJECT $146320 $62660

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