Road Safety

Road Safety Education

Leeton Shire Council is committed to road safety.

Recently, with funding from Transport for NSW, Council has organised a variety of road safety activities, including 'What is Your Plan B' campaign, a Child Restraint Workshop, 'Slow Down Around Town' campaign, Driver/Mobility Scooter Workshop and a drink driving campaign. 

Council also provides annual support for the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Day, and recently coordinated a 'On the Road 65+' Workshop.

Active Transport Plan - 2022 Leeton Shire

About the project

Leeton Shire Council is developing an Active Transport Plan which aims to investigate the requirements for improving the network of facilities in Leeton Shire that provide for and encourage walking and cycling activities. 

How to get involved?

Interested persons are encouraged to attend one of the various consultation workshops (see above) or to complete a short survey on the key issues affecting walking and cycling in our community.

Workshop Schedule

When

What

Where

Time

Monday

5 December 2022

Yanco ATP* Workshop

Yanco Community Hall

12pm–1:30pm

Monday

5 December 2022

Leeton ATP Workshop

Leeton Council Chambers

6pm–7.30 pm

Tuesday

6 December 2022

Whitton ATP Workshop

Whitton Community Hall

12noon–1:30pm

Tuesday

6 December 2022

Leeton ATP Workshop

Leeton Council Chambers

6pm–7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the community are invited to contribute to the Plan by providing their ideas for enhancing walking, running and riding opportunities in the Leeton Shire.

Ideas can be submitted via an Online Survey

Written submissions can be emailed to council@leeton.nsw.gov.au or dropped into the Council Administration Building at 23–25 Chelmsford Place. 

 

Active Transport Plan - Information

 

Road Safety Officer

Council has a Road Safety Officer (RSO) who is responsible for promoting road safety awareness and contributing to improved road safety outcomes by developing and delivering behavioural education programs and influencing the construction of infrastructure to improve road user safety.

The RSO, NSW Police, Transport for NSW and Council implement initiatives and workshops to improve road safety at a local level by promoting greater involvement and coordination with all road safety stakeholders.

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)

Council provides annual support for the RYDA program.

Useful Link

About RYDA - Road Safety Education (rse.org.au)

Have Your Say about Speed Limits

Please click on the following link to comment on speed limits and speed limit signs in NSW. Follow the three easy steps below to have your say. You will need to complete all three steps for your comment to be submitted. Road safety experts will review your comments.

https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au/haveyoursay.aspx

What does road safety entail?

Road Safety in Leeton Shire covers a number of key areas including: 

  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Seatbelts and Child restraints
  • Drink Driving
  • Speed
  • Fatigue
  • Young Drivers
  • Older Drivers

Local Traffic Committee

If you have an issue you would like to raise with Council you can:

Once any issues have been investigated and where changes or new works are recommended, matters are referred to the Leeton Local Traffic Committee for endorsement. The Local Traffic Committee is primarily a technical review and advisory committee.  The committee meets every three months and considers the technical merits of proposals ensuring that current technical guidelines are considered and provides recommendations to Council for decision.  

Useful websites

For more information about road safety in Leeton Shire, please call Council’s Road Safety Officer on 02 6953 0911 or email council@leeton.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

When planning a trip, please allow extra time for road works or closures. Click on the following interactive map for up-to-date traffic conditions that may affect your journey