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Road safety improves in Western Australia

By Kevin Kelly

Road safety is an important consideration no matter where in the country you are, which is why an announcement from the Western Australian government may come as welcome news.

John Day, the acting road safety minister, revealed how excessive speeding has fallen across the state and more motorists are sticking to speed limits.

Mr Day commented: "Education, along with speed and red light cameras, is helping to get that message through."

The number of drivers exceeding the speed limit by more than ten kilometres per hour fell from 12.6 per cent in 2000 to 4.1 per cent in 2013.

Meanwhile, the amount who kept to the speed limit has risen from 53 per cent to 64.3 per cent over the same period.

This will be good news if you're thinking of making the move to property in Dalyellup, especially if you're relocating your kids and want assurances they'll be safe.

The Main Roads survey is carried out on an annual basis across 200 random sites throughout the state. Speed readings are taken from more than 2million vehicles in normal traffic conditions.

Compliance rates have improved in both metropolitan and rural areas, showing that motorists are becoming more concerned with how safely they're travelling.

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