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Rural Road Safety Month is a national awareness campaign targeting regional and rural road safety conducted by the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) and endorsed by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC).

Statistics supplied by ARSF state: 

  • The rate of serious road-related injury among residents in rural areas is nearly twice that of those in major cities.
  • Rural road crashes account for more than 65% of the Australian road toll.
  • Every 6 seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world’s roads.
  • Every year, around 1200 people are killed on Australian roads.

Rural Road Safety Month is a chance for all to be involved in making the roads safer. There are many ways to get involved and Choose Road Safety, from changing an in-car behaviour to hosting an event in your local community.

CGRC will promote Rural Road Safety Month with regular social media posts reminding drivers young and old.

  • To be aware
  • Drive to the conditions
  • Always be fit to drive
  • Scan the road ahead
  • Know their limits
  • plan their trip
  • Stay sharp
  • Take regular breaks
  • Not drive through flooded waters
  • Be alert for wildlife and livestock.