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Road safety education

We work in partnership with Transport for NSW 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.

Eurobodalla Road Safety Plan 2019-22

Our road safety plan aims to drive road related trauma down for our community, our families and the 1.5 million visitors who come here annually.

We accept our responsibility for the local and regional road network whilst highlighting our reliance on funding from the NSW and Australian Governments to deliver a whole of network approach including local road safety behavioural programs.

We are updating the road safety plan and we want the focus to be on key aspects we can action to continue to make a positive difference to our community.

In autumn 2023 we invited road users to share their knowledge and experience by completing a short survey. Once we have gathered all the information, we can outline the measures we need to undertake to help keep everyone safe as they drive, bus, scooter, cycle and walk around the Eurobodalla.

The plan will identify and prioritise road safety projects for the next three years and provide crucial support for grant funding applications. We will continue to advocate for funding on behalf of our community to implement the key directions within the plan.

Mobile phone detection cameras

  • Mobile phone detection cameras are now operating in Eurobodalla.
  • Drivers will cop a $387 fine - $514 in a school zone - and five demerit points.
  • Just taking your eyes off the road for longer than two seconds doubles the risk of a crash.
  • A short lapse of concentration can have lifelong consequences.

Double demerits: think twice before breaking the rules

The ‘Double Demerits - Enforcement' road safety campaign was developed to encourage safe driver behaviour on our roads. The campaign reminds drivers and riders that during double demerit periods the consequences for breaking the road rules are more severe.

The demerit point system provides an incentive for drivers to improve their driving behaviour, obey road rules and comply with NSW traffic laws. The double demerit point scheme applies for the following types of offences:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal use of mobile phones
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Riding without a helmet

Double demerit points will apply over these upcoming holiday periods:

  • Labour Day: Friday 4 to Monday 7 October 2024
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day:  Friday 20 December 2024 to Wednesday 1 January 2025

Visit the Transport for NSW website for more information.

Road rule reminder: vehicle passing a bicycle rider

When passing a bicycle rider all drivers and motorcycle riders must leave a distance of at least:

  • 1 metre when the speed limit is 60km/h or less
  • 1.5 metres in higher speed zones.

The rule is designed to reduce the chance of a crash when a vehicle passes a bicycle rider.

Drivers who do not comply with the rule may receive a $362 fine and two demerit points.

Visit the Transport for NSW website for more information.

More information

For general enquiries about road safety issues please contact our Road Safety Officer, Katherine Buttsworth.