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.


Motorcycle the Hunter

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

Joe Rider

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.

Towards Zero

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.

Road Rules Refresher

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.

Keeping kids safe

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.

Rules for kids in cars

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.

Be a road safety role model

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.