Road Safety Program

Don't Rush Campaign - Slowing down saves lives. Please follow the link to view the campaign.

Bathurst Regional Council in partnership with Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) encourages you to make a Plan B and get home safely. Too many lives are lost due to drink driving.

Plan BARE YOU UP TO DATE?

Find out if your driving knowledge is compliant with current road rules legislation by taking the Driver Knowledge Test.

Read more about the top ten misunderstood road rules.

COUNCIL'S ROLE IN ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS

Bathurst Regional Council is proud to be a partner in the Local Government's Road Safety Program. Council works with Roads & Maritime Services and key road safety stakeholders to address behavioural issues affecting safety in our road environment. The program has proven to be highly effective in raising awareness about road safety in the Bathurst Regional community.

Commitment to the program has been demonstrated by employment of a Road Safety Officer (RSO) since 1999. The RSO has effectively implemented several campaigns addressing road safety issues impacting on our community. Many campaigns have attracted local, state and national attention as models of best practice, and have been recognised with awards from key road safety stakeholders.

Over the years, Council has also been successful in attracting funding to support the project work of the RSO.

Bathurst Regional Council is an active member of the 'Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020'; a United Nations initiative which aims to halve projected global road deaths over the next 10 years, by encouraging countries to increase activities at all levels to support road safety. This initiative is being led internationally by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and supported by the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA) Foundation. The Australasian College of Road Safety and the NSW Government are committed to achieve the worldwide goal of saving 5 million lives by 2020. Bathurst Regional Council is proud to be involved in this initiative.

AWARDS

2015
Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia Excellence Awards

  • Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Awards NSW
    • Winner - Free Cuppa for the Driver (Regional Project)
    • Highly Commended - Racing Roads Safety to the Mount (in conjunction with NSW Police Force)

2014
Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia Excellence Awards

  • Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Awards NSW
    • Winner - Free Cuppa for the Driver (Regional Project)
    • Highly Commended - Errowanbang Road Update

2013
Australasian College of Road Safety National Conference

  • 3M Diamond – ACRS Road Safety Awards
    • Finalist – The Kajulu Project

2012
Institute Public Works Engineering Australia Excellence Award

  • Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Awards NSW
    • Highly Commended – Mining Safer Roads

Australasian College of Road Safety National Conference

  • 3M Diamond – ACRS Road Safety Awards
    • Finalist – Mining Safer Roads

2010
Institute Public Works Engineering Australia Excellence Awards

  • Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Awards NSW
    • Highly Commended – Kids of Cadia

Local Government Road Safety Program Award - Roads and Traffic Authority

  • In recognition of Council's commitment to road safety for more than a decade

2006
Professional Association of Road Safety Officers (PARSO) Community Road Safety State Summit

  • Outstanding Contribution to Road Safety State Awards
    • Highly Commended – Select Safe Restraints
    • Highly Commended – The Gateway Project

Professional Association of Road Safety Officers (PARSO) Community Road Safety State Summit

  • Wannabee Awards (a fun alternative approach to road safety education)
    • Winner – Friday Fill Up