Road Safety

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Goulburn Mulwaree Council's Road Safety Officer (RSO) is well placed to plan, implement and deliver road safety projects relevant to their communities. Councils RSO interact regularly with local residents, schools, government agencies, businesses and other stakeholders. In conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services, the RSO has prepared and will implement the three year road safety action plan and road safety projects. These include programs like:

 Young Drivers

  • U-turn the wheel
  • GLS workshops (workshops for supervisor of learner driver) and Log Book Runs

 Speed

  • Motorcycle Awareness week
  • Working with local Police to promote Statewide programs
  • Speed activated signs
  • Country road campaign

 Cyclists

  • Bike Week
  • Community ride
  • Educational programs at schools
  • Cycling for seniors
  • Helmet safety

Fatigue

  • Working with truck companies
  • Fatality Free Friday
  • Long weekend free coffee cup promotion


Drink Driving Prevention

  • Breath testing at special events – Races, Blues Festival, Melbourne Cup Day, Girls Day Out, Binda Races, Taralga Rodeo
  • Drink driving education – Hand held breathalyser at Clubs on Melbourne Cup Day
  • Promotion of Plan B materials  to licensed premises in the LGA

Heavy Vehicles

  • Work with local heavy vehicle businesses on road safety issues and education of drivers
  • Attend forums on heavy vehicles versus vulnerable road users
  • Heavy vehicle permits

 
Children

  • Child restraints and checking program
  • School talks
  • Driveway, Pedestrian & Bike Safety


Older drivers

  • Motorised scooter shops
  • Over 65 Presentations
  • Presentation to local community groups (Lions, CWA, Rotary)
  • Seniors Week
  • Grey Mardi Gras
  • Staying Fit with Aqua Aerobics


Schools

  • School crossing upgrades (ongoing)
  • Driver Education on Flagged School Crossings
  • Child education on Flagged School Crossing
  • Kindergarten packs
  • Bus Safety both urban and rural
  • Parking around schools – working with the Rangers and placement of educational banners
  • Look out Before you Step Out Program
  • 50k patches and flashing lights around schools
  • School crossing flat letter agreement


Road Safety Inspection and Audits

  • Road Safety Audits when requested by RMS
  • Ball Banking on local rural roads
  • Sign inspections on rural roads
  • Traffic Committee
  • Rural Bus Stop inspections


Others

  • Black spot funding
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Fleet safety
  • Walk to work day and driving distractions (mobile phones)
  • Presentations at Police Driver training, Traffic Offenders Program,  LGRSP seminars and RMS
  • Attend Liquor Accord
  • Member of the ACT Chapter of Road Safety, attend and present at forums
  • Road Rule Awareness Week
  • Bus Safety Week
  • Safety Committee
  • RSO Quarterly Meetings
  • Truck Safety Days in local villages
  • Designated Driver Campaign with the Soldiers Club
  • ACT Good Sports Forum presentations
  • Parking Banners around schools
  • Disability Day
  • Rural Road Safety Week