Interactive map part of Indian Ocean Dr safety review

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An interactive map will allow Indian Ocean Dr users to contribute to a safety review of Indian Ocean Dr. Picture: Road Safety Commission

AN interactive map will allow residents and Indian Ocean Dr motorists to have their say on safety concerns about the road, where six lives have been lost so far this year.

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said people could contribute to the interactive map by uploading a photograph of their area of concern, then provide a brief description of the issue and select the location on the map.

Mrs Roberts said the information gathered would be directly fed to the Indian Ocean Dr highway safety review committee and would help inform the final report to be presented to her this month.

“Over the past few weeks, I have been in contact with many people who believe they have something to offer the review that we are conducting into Indian Ocean Dr,’’ she said.

“This innovative technology provides an opportunity for local people and road users to have their voices heard in the current road safety audit of what has become one of WA’s most dangerous roads.

“The map displays markers where other users have provided feedback which can be browsed, but does not collect personal information from users.

“Feedback collected will provide the expert panel with the direct experiences of road users and help to inform any road safety improvements that will ultimately help save lives.”

The interactive map can be accessed from the Road Safety Commission by visiting http://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/ until the end of October.