Road safety education
We work in partnership with NSW Roads and Maritime Services to deliver the Local Government Road Safety Program. This program allows our Road Safety Officer to implement community education campaigns that target road safety at a local level.
New Road Rule from 1 September 2018
In NSW, a new road safety rule requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles which are using their red or blue flashing lights. This new rule provides extra protection for emergency service workers and volunteers who respond to crashes, breakdowns and other incidents on our roads which can place them at risk.
Read more about this new road rule that is on trial for 12 months on the Centre for Road Safety website.
Motorcycle Awareness Month - Rides
Joe Rider is back in 2018 to promote motorcycle awareness and to keep both motorcyclists and other road users safe on Eurobodalla roads.
Eurobodalla’s road users are being asked to raise their motorcycle awareness and “Spot Joe Rider” . During October Motorcycle riders from the local chapter of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club and other keen motorcyclists will be riding on 13 and 27 October, wearing high-vis vests with “Joe Rider” printed on the back.
The campaign is being held to mark Motorcycle Awareness Month.
Motorcycle crashes account for 15.8 per cent of all casualty crashes in the Eurobodalla, higher than the NSW average of 12.2 per cent. Joe Rider represents every motorcyclist, and this campaign urges drivers to be on the lookout for motorcyclists on our roads.
Joe is always on the lookout for any motorcyclists to join in the ride – no matter what bike, no matter what age. So where can you join Joe Rider for a ride on your motorcycle this year?
When: Saturday 27 October 2018 meeting at 9am
Where: War memorial, Clyde Street car park, Batemans Bay
The ride is free and all local and visiting riders are welcome to come along.
For more information about community road safety education initiatives, please contact Kate McDougall, our Road Safety Officer.
- T: 02 4474 1353
- E: Kate McDougall