Bathurst Regional Council is a proud partner in the NSW Local Government Road Safety Program.
Working closely with Transport for NSW and key road safety stakeholders, council actively promotes positive behaviours and attitudes amongst all road users. Follow our road safety initiative at https://www.facebook.com/BBRoadSafety
Free Cuppa for the Driver
Free Cuppa for the Driver is an initiative aimed at reducing driver-fatigue-related crashes across NSW. The scheme is administered by a group of Road Safety Officers who engage with local cafes and other coffee providers to promote and deliver the scheme. All free cuppas are generously provided by established businesses who also want to see a reduction in our road toll.
The program runs from March 1 to May 31.
Participating Businesses for 2021 are:
|Harvest Café and Store||The Brew Drive Thru||Bake, Table and Tea|
|BP Stewart St||Café West||Wattle Flat General Store|
|Caltex, Yetholme||Church Block Café, Eglinton||Bakehouse on the Boulevarde, Kelso|
|Panners Inn, Sofala||Beekeepers Inn, Vittoria|
Road User Coexistence
To help reduce bicycle related crashes, we are endeavouring to improve perceptions and attitudes towards cyclists and educate road users in the road rules surrounding bicycle riders.
A community survey has been undertaken to understand community attitudes and to determine what are the perceived barriers that prevent people from riding bicycles more.
By increasing the visibility of cyclists on our roads, all road users grow to expect to see them more often and learn to share the road safely. https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/go-together/index.html
Far too many crashes in regional NSW occur travelling to and from work, or when driving as part of work. This campaign aims to put road safety front-of-mind of anyone travelling for work, or to or from work, especially around the areas of speeding and driver fatigue. #GetHomeSafely
Plan B - Win a Swag
Plan B is state-wide initiative delivered in conjunction with licenced venues, pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, that asks patrons to think about and plan an alternative to driving home after a night out.
In the western region, there were 348 casualty crashes where alcohol was a contributing factor in the five year period between 2014 and 2018. This resulted in 36 people killed and 184 seriously injured. In Bathurst over the same period there were 31 casualty crashes resulting in 2 deaths and 18 people seriously injured. https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/plan-b/
Each participating venue has a swag to give away. If you’re out at any of the participating venues simply complete the entry form telling us what your Plan B is to get home safely, and you go into the draw to win a swag. If you’re drinking, don’t drive.
|Cobb and Co Cellars||Daquino's, Windradyne||Daquino's, Kelso|
|Bathurst Golf Club||Kings Hotel||Majellan Club|
|Paddy's Hotel||Pantano's Bar and Grill||Panthers|
|Rockley Pub||Royal Hotel, Sofala||Royal Hotel, Sofala|
|Bathurst RSL||Vine and Tap||Beekeepers Inn, Vittoria|
|Beekeepers Inn, Vittoria||Jack Duggans||Rydges|
|Rydges||Family Hotel||Black Stump Hotel, Trunkey|
|The Knickerbocker||Railway Hotel||The Elephant and Castle|
|The Oxford Hotel||Panorama Hotel||Bernardi's|
|BWS City Centre||Liquorland Bathurst||Dan Murphy's|
|The Dudley Hotel||The George||El Guapo Cantina|
|Church Bar||Aldi||Kelso Hotel|
|Royal Hotel Hill End||Bridge Hotel, Perthville||Bathurst Harness Racing Club|
|The Farmers Arms||The Greens on William|
Council will facilitate free restraint checking days. A licenced fitter will be on hand to give you the tools to help you make the safest choice for your child and make sure your restraint is fitted correctly.
These popular workshops help parents and supervisors to:
- Plan driving sessions.
- Complete the Learner Driver log book.
- Give constructive feedback.
- Deal with difficulties that may arise during driving practice.
Whether you want to practice for your Learner Driver Licence, or just want to test and improve your knowledge of the road rules, you can do the Driver Knowledge Test here. https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/driver-knowledge-test
Before hitting the road, test just how tired you are. Fatigue is one of the 3 biggest killers on our roads, and its up to you to manage your fatigue. https://testyourtiredself.com.au/
A guide to help you select the most appropriate child restraint for your situation. https://www.childcarseats.com.au