Report an Accident or Hazard

Report an Accident or Hazard2018-02-25T02:21:47+00:00

Our members and friends are our eyes on the road and cycle paths.  Your feedback and hazard reports are vital to maintaining and improving cycling conditions.

REPORT A HAZARD (AND WHO’S RESPONSIBLE)

POTHOLE, MISSING SIGN, DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS OR BROKEN GLASS AND DEBRIS

If you see a hazard on the road or path – whether it be broken glass, a pothole, a dangerous corner or missing sign – please fill out a Hazard Report form on the Department of Transport’s website.

ISSUES WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS, STREET LIGHTING, MISSING SIGNS ETC.

Traffic lights, Principal Shared Paths (PSP) alongside the freeways, major highways and railway lines are generally the responsibility of Main Roads WA.  In that case a report should be sent to Main Roads WA or call their hazard reporting hotline, open 24 hours a day, on 138 138.

SHARED PATHS IN RAILWAY PRECINCT

Shared paths within railway precincts are the responsibility of the Public Transport Authority.  Hazards should be notified on www.pta.wa.gov.au.

REPORT A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND CRASHES 

Accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles are under the same obligations to report accidents to the Police.

Reporting requirements for Incicents occassioning bodily harm or property damage are outlined under S56 of the Road Traffic Act

56. Driver in incident occasioning bodily harm or property damage to report incident to police.

(1) If a vehicle (including bicycle) driven by a person (the driver/rider) is involved in an incident occasioning bodily harm to the driver or another person, the driver must report the incident forthwith to —
(a) the officer in charge of a police station; or
(b) the Commissioner of Police in a manner approved by the Commissioner.

You are required to lodge a report even when an incident occured between two cyclists.

You can lodge the report at any Police station or use the online reporting system.

UNLAWFUL ROAD USER BEHAVIOUR

If you have been involved in an incident such as hooning, road rage, abusive or threatening behaviour then you should report it to Police.  You can lodge a report online.

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