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Road Safety is an important community focused initiative that aims to reduce the number and severity of crashes on Canterbury-Bankstown roads, by providing targeted information to the whole community.
As part of our commitment to road safety, Council has two full-time Road Safety Officers, funded through the Local Government Road Safety Program.
Road safety is a priority! Education programs and strategies are developed to address several road safety issues, and are listed below.
Australian law requires children travelling in cars to be secured in approved restraints.
Council conducts child restraint checks to the community throughout the year (a small fee applies).
For more information, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000 and ask to speak to the Road Safety Officer, or visit the Transport for NSW website.
Council conducts two free workshops per year for supervisors of learner drivers. Learner drivers (under 25 years of age) need to practice driving for 120 hours (including 20 hours at night) and they need to be supervised the whole time.
Our workshop offers practical advice including:
For more information, or to reserve a place, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000 and ask to speak to the Road Safety Officer. Additional information is also available on the Roads and Maritime Services website.
There are more than 120 schools in Canterbury-Bankstown.
School zones operate between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm on school days. The speed limit is 40km/h in all school zones.
For more information on road safety, go to the Transport for NSW website.
Under NSW Road Rules, bicycles are considered to be a vehicle and may be ridden on the road unless prohibited. To remain safe on your bicycle, especially when riding in traffic, follow the following rules:
For more information on bicycle safety, go to the Transport for NSW website.
When you're driving, you can only use a mobile phone to make or receive a call if the phone is securely mounted to the vehicle, or you're using an automated audio device. It's against the law to touch the phone (except to pass it to passenger) while driving.For more information on mobile phone road rules, go to the Transport for NSW website.
Before you cross the road:
For more information on pedestrian safety, go to the Transport for NSW website.
Speeding remains the biggest killer on our roads, and in NSW, is a factor in about 40 per cent of road deaths. This means on average, around 177 people die each year in speed-related crashes in NSW.
For more information on speeding, visit the Transport for NSW website.
Safe driving requires precise skills, clear judgement, concentration, and being able to react to what happens on the road. Alcohol, drugs and medicines can affect all of these skills.
For more information on drink and drug driving, go to the Transport for NSW website.
Fatigue is one of the three big killers in NSW. Fatigue-related crashes can happen on any trip, no matter how long or short, or what time of day.
For more information on driver fatigue, go to the Transport for NSW website.
Our Road Safety Officers are available to present road safety information sessions to all community groups.
For more information, or to organise a presentation, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000 and ask to speak to the Road Safety Officer.
This provides us with the direction needed to address priority road safety issues over a FIVE-year period, demonstrating how we can work together to create a safer place for all road users.
For more information, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000 and ask to speak to the Road Safety Officer.