Posted 9th January, 2012 by Asset and Design (Engineering)
The most recent crash data obtained from the Roads & Maritime Services for the 5 year period (2007 - 2011) indicated that speeding continues to be the main contributing factor for crashes in the Tumut Shire area (50% of crashes).
Speeding either in excess of the posted speed limit or inappropriate speeding for the conditions is a behavioral choice of motorists.
Greater emphasis on safe speeds, safe road use behavior and safe travel by all motorists will ultimately lessen the risk of speed related crashes on the shires roads.
As part of the 2012/13 Local Government Road Safety Program, Council in partnership with the Roads & Maritime Services and NSW Police have developed a co-ordinated speed reduction and awareness campaigns focusing on reducing speed related crashes and improving speed compliance on roads across the Shire road network.
The strategies of the speed campaign will include Council identifying speeding ‘black spots’ on identified roads across the Shire, achieved through analyzed traffic count data. Highway Patrol Police will then conduct enforcement targeting speeding motorists. Further strategies of the campaign will include the promotion and raising awareness of the consequences of speeding through local print media and radio and the positioning of variable message boards (VMS) displaying the speed warning message.
Download Speeding - the facts brochure (307Kb pdf)