Speed Zoning Guidelines
The NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines (2009) have now been reviewed. The 2011 Guidelines provide a Statewide point of reference for the consistent application of speed limits throughout NSW and make the roads and the roadside environment safer for all users. The Guidelines ensure that speed limits and speed zones are set to balance road safety with mobility needs and community views. To view the guidelines click here.
Used Car Safety Ratings
The latest Used Car Safety Ratings Brochure is now avaliable on the Centre for Road Safety website.Click here to download.
Keep our kids safe, watch for the 40K signs and slow down
Just a reminder, school zones will be back in operation from the morning of Monday, 10 October 2011.
Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020
The Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons will be lit up on Sunday, 8 May 2011 in support of an initiative to halve road fatalities across the world in the next decade.
The lighting of the bridge coincides with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety event to be held in Sydney on Wednesday, 11 May 2011.
Dr Job, Director of the NSW Centre for Road Safety says "implementing change and increasing awareness of risky behaviour on the road will lead to fewer deaths, which is why NSW is supporting this very important event."
According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1.3 millions people are killed each year around the world as a result of road crashes. This number expected to increase unless we act to stop it.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons will be lit up from Sunday for five nights.
More information regarding the Decade of Action can be found at www.decadeofaction.org or by contacting the NSW Centre for Road Safety on (02) 8588 5801.
Child Restraint Evaluation Program Website Launch
Recently Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) launched the new Child Restraint Evaluation Program website. The program is run by a consortium of Government agencies and motorist organisations who share common interest in improving safety for children travelling in vehicles.
The website provides restraint buyers with independent and consistent information on the levels of occupant protection from injury in a crash provided by child restraints and the ease with which they can be used correctly. Visit the website today at www.crep.com.au
$170M Road toll package and mobile cameras to improve road safety
The NSW Government will spend more than $170 million on a range of road safety measures and re-introduce a mobile speed camera program to curb the state’s rising road toll.
Crash data indicates that 46 per cent of fatalities on NSW roads last year involved speeding. The package will target motorists who are driving dangerously by speeding and the Government is implementing these measures to save lives.
The aim of the mobile speed camera program is to get drivers to slow down and drive within the speed limit everywhere, not just on roads where there are fixed cameras. Other initiatives in the package include education campaigns, engineering works, highway safety reviews and best practice speed enforcement.
For more information on the Road Toll Response Package click here.