Council introduces Pedestrian Safety Project
Posted on: 27.04.2018
In a joint effort between Council and the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) to improve road safety and support the Towards Zero campaign, Council has initiated a pedestrian safety project in the Wollondilly Shire.
This project involves installing signs on footpaths to remind pedestrians to ‘LOOK’ each way before crossing the road. The signs with the wording ‘LOOK’ or “Look Before You Step Out” are being placed in key areas across Wollondilly towns and villages.
With the aim of improving driver and pedestrian compliance with road rules around school zones, a ‘Guide to Parking Safe and Staying Safe around schools’ has also been developed and distributed to schools for inclusion in school newsletters. It is an educational exercise and is available in printed form for parents and carers.
The guide highlights some of the newly introduced parking and traffic offences as well as detailing penalty and demerit points for motorists who do not follow the road rules.
Mayor Judith Hannan said, “Pedestrians can be a highly exposed road user even when they are on the footpath, especially our younger students as they are being dropped off or picked up at school.”
She added, “These initiatives are a part of our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe and achieve Zero Deaths on NSW roads.”
“We encourage everyone to be familiar with the road rules and take time to cross the road safely.”