Road Safety

Safety on our roads is everyone's responsibility.

We are focusing on strategies to improve road safety, and develop community support and awareness. These strategies target speed on local roads, fatigue, drink and drug driving and distractions.


The Hunter Region is home to some of the most scenic and popular motorcycling routes in NSW. Just two hours north of Sydney, the Hunter boasts both coastal and valley landscapes with major urban areas and picturesque country towns. Take a ride through the NSW Hunter Region and you won’t be disappointed. For over a decade, we have actively worked with the community in the Hunter Region to promote motorcycling and improve rider safety. Our commitment has been recognised at the highest level. This is the third and most comprehensive publication with multiple Councils collaborating to showcase popular rides in the Region with an emphasis on safety. 

Click here to download the Motorcycle the Hunter guide


Singleton Council is running the ‘Joe Rider’ motorcycle campaign 2 to 6 May 2022

Joe Rider aims to reduce the occurrence of SMIDSY (Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You) crashes, and entails promoting a week during October where the local community is encouraged to spot ‘Joe Rider’ and enter a competition.  We want all road users to look out for, and notice motorcycle riders – particularly in our urban areas.

Spot ‘Joe Rider’ and help motorcyclists Ride to Live.

Competition details:
Spot Joe Rider wearing their high visibility vest, record what road, suburb and time you spotted ‘Joe’ and enter into the daily draw to win a $50 voucher.  All entries, including the daily winners, will go into the grand prize draw at the end of the week to win a $250 voucher.

How to enter:
Complete the entry form at this link 

Competition opens 8am Monday 2 May 2022 and closes 5pm Friday 6 May 2022. Winners will be contacted by phone to collect their voucher.

Privacy Disclosure:

The information on this survey is being collected for the purpose of contacting the entrants of the Joe Rider Competition for notification of prize winners and notification of future events as agreed to by the participant. The information collected will be used for the purpose outlined, and in accordance with Council's Privacy Management Plan and Privacy Statement. 

If you do not supply the information, Council will be unable to enter you into the competition draw as you will not be able to be contacted and notified should you win or notified of future events.

Your personal information will be kept in Council's Information Management System in accordance with the relevant legislation. Council's address is: 12-14 Queens Street, Singleton 2330.


You can find out more about how many road crashes occur in NSW at Crash statistics for NSW. Your behaviour on our roads is critical to the goal of a zero road toll. Let's all work together Towards Zero.

Information on road safety for all road user groups can be found at Transport for NSW - Centre for Road Safety.


How should you indicate at a roundabout? When can you use your high beam and fog lights? Can you do a U-turn at traffic lights? What do the yellow lines mean? When's the last time you refreshed your knowledge of road rules?

The Top 10 Misunderstood Road Rules outlines the road rules most commonly misunderstood by road users. You can also download the Road User Handbook for a road rule refresher.


Many children are killed or injured in car crashes every year. Some of these deaths and injuries could be prevented or reduced if the right child car seat is used correctly. Make the safest choice and the right fit for your child.


There are national child restraint laws for children being restrained correctly in a motor vehicle. Did you know there are also rules restricting children travelling in the front seat of a vehicle? All the answers about keeping kids safe in cars can be found at Transport for NSW - Centre for Road Safety.


How you behave every day in the road environment teaches your child. If you run across roads, take shortcuts and avoid using pedestrian crossings, don't wear your helmet when riding a bike or don't buckle up every trip, your child learns and follows your example.

Be a road safety champion and not only tell your children but show them every day the correct way to act safely on and near roads. To assist your quest in being a road safety champion information can be found at Transport for NSW - Centre for Road Safety.