Road Safety Programs
Local Government Road Safety Program
Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council is committed to reducing the number of road crashes and associated trauma across our region.
The 2026 Road Safety Plan recognises the critical role local councils play in reducing road trauma and the Plan includes a commitment to delivering and refining the Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP).
The Local Government Road Safety Program is our partnership with Transport for NSW (TfNSW and Roads and Maritime Services to deliver local road safety projects.
Road Safety Officer (RSO) will deliver road safety awareness projects targeted at problems identified through crash data, police information, council staff, community groups, businesses, schools and the wider community.
Projects will incorporate the ‘Safe System’ approach to road safety. This approach takes a holistic view of the road transport system and the interactions among the key components of that system:
- Safe Roads
- Safe Vehicles
- Safe Speeds
- Safe People.
The Road Safety Officer works in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police to implement initiatives to improve road safety at local level by promoting greater involvement and better coordination with all road safety stakeholders.
The RSO will conduct campaigns addressing speeding across the CGRC LGA with a focus on identified speed issue areas including school zones and double demerit point periods. The RSO will utilise resources such as traffic counts and police enforcement while supporting campaigns with media releases, social media, and promotional material including brochures, banners and message boards.
The RSO will expand the delivery of fatigue messages to strategic community groups, council staff, local businesses and local government information sites. Driver Reviver sites will be supported with media releases, social media, promotional material including brochures, banners, and Variable Messaging Signs (VMS).
The RSO will organise child restraint checks for the community and support restraint campaigns with media releases, social media, and promotional material including brochures, banners and message boards. The delivery of restraint messages will be expanded to strategic community groups, council staff, local businesses and local government information sites.
1. Catch the Snake Gully Bus
Catch a Snake Gully Bus is a proactive initiative based on the safer people principles of avoiding the drink drive option whilst attending the local annual Snake Gully Cup racing weekend. This includes the promotion of the alternate bus transport service available to race goers on both days of the race meeting.
2. Make Your Swag Your Plan B
Make your Swag a Plan B is a proactive initiative that runs over the lead up to, and for the duration of, the Christmas/New Year period and aims to deter drink driving through increased awareness across the Cootamundra and Gundagai communities. This campaign reinforces the Plan B message by offering entrants the opportunity to win a free camping swag and is designed to both raise discussion amongst the community towards planning transport options ahead of time as well as assist the entrants to identify other options for getting home safely.
Learner Drivers Logbook Run – Youth Week
The RSO will conduct Graduated Licensing Scheme workshops targeted at providing supervising drivers with strategies to create safer drivers through education and guidance. These workshops provide teaching strategies to supervisors and increase their awareness of the importance of them as ‘teacher’ in the Learner driver process. The workshop also discusses the significance of using safer vehicles and the support networks available. This campaign will be extended to youth community groups and be supported through media releases, social media, school newsletters and promotional material.
On the Road 65 + – Seniors Week
The RSO will conduct an On the Road 65+ presentation focused on the Top Ten Misunderstood Road Rules and a discussion with regards to safe driving and mobility scooter safety. The workshop is designed to discuss issues surrounding pedestrian safety and identify other transport options available in the region. The RSO will also provide information on ANCAP ratings and promote safer vehicle choices.
Truck and Bus Awareness
The RSO will conduct a Truck and Bus Awareness information booth at a local event and organise a visit from the SafeT360 (an interactive road safety education tool for truck awareness). Campaign support will be continued throughout the year to increase road user awareness through media, social media, and promotional material including brochures, banners and message boards.
Take a look at the most misunderstood Road Rules (short videos)
Mobile Phones: https://youtu.be/HEcKg9I4yew
Keeping Left: https://youtu.be/mFPMScli2-0
Safe Following Distances: https://youtu.be/RlivspRRRzA
School Zones: https://youtu.be/l7Le_k0R0PY
Yellow Traffic Lights: https://youtu.be/iQE5ruhoZFI
Community members can submit a road safety concern by lodging a customer request.
For more information about road safety in Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council please call Council’s Road Safety Officer on 1300 459 689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.