Maritime & Roads Information Hub
STAND 314-315 - Outdoor Space
If you tow a caravan or a boat your questions will be answered at the show’s Maritime and Roads Information Hub. Chat with representatives from the Department of Transport, Main Roads, Road Safety Commission, Marine Rescue WA and the Royal Lifesaving Society WA to get the latest on the rules and regulations and of course all the best tips for staying safe.
Before towing a trailer, caravan or boat, you need to understand your vehicle’s towing capabilities, otherwise you risk costly damage and accidents. How much can you safely tow?
Visit the Driver Vehicle Services Safety and Standards team.
Do you know what to do when it’s bigger than you?
Whether you’re driving on metro or regional roads, you may come across vehicles carrying extra weight and width. Vehicles carrying oversize loads are typically much bigger, wider and slower than you. Oversize and over mass (OSOM) vehicles and road trains are built to transport very large loads on rural roads. It can be daunting sharing the road with them, but following the road rules will make your trip a safer one. For information on how to safely navigate a vehicle that’s bigger, slower, longer or wider than you, visit the Main Roads team
Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to pack your caravan or boat trailer. Whether you’re a seasoned caravanner or you have just purchased a new boat, visit the Road Safety Commission team for an interactive demonstration on how to safely pack and tow your van or boat and while your there, pick up some information on driving in Western Australia
Visit the Road Safety Commission team.
EPIRB’S and PLB’s beacons are devices that when activated in a life threatening situation assists rescue authorities by providing the approximate location of the beacon.
Visit the Maritime Safety Education team.
Across our State there are 39 Marine Rescue groups made up of over 1,800 volunteers who come together with a shared purpose: to keep people safe on the water. Under the direction of WA Police, Marine Rescue groups undertake search and rescue missions for vessels in distress and also provide a log-on log-off service for boaties.
Royal Life Saving Society WA promotes water safety, lifesaving, drowning prevention and community development throughout WA.
Visit the Royal Lifesaving Society WA.