Wollondilly Shire Council is committed to road safety and keeping the community safe.
Council's Road Safety Officer is dedicated to promoting and implementing projects developed as part of the Local Government Road Safety Program to target behavioural change for all road users.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) work in partnership with Council. Local projects are developed to target problems identified by Council through crash data, police information, Council staff, community groups, businesses, schools and target groups.
Motorcycle riders only represent 3.7% of motor vehicle registrations, although they account for 15% of all road fatalities and 10% of injuries and motorcyclists are increasing in number on the road network.
Riding a motorcycle is more mentally and physically demanding as it requires more focus and complex skills set than driving a car.
Drivers often fail to see motorcyclists on our roads. Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users and this heightened vulnerability greatly increases the level of risk to injury in the event of a crash.
As a result, wearing high visibility and good protective riding gear as well as maintaining awareness at all times can increase a rider’s safety.
As people age, their driving ability is affected and it’s important to improve your safety when you’re out and about on or near the roads. The impact of health changes reduces the ability to survive a crash. People aged 75 years and over are three times more likely to be killed in a crash than people in their twenties.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) have developed a presentation called 'On the Road 65Plus' aimed to help people in our Community aged 65 and over, make safer choices when driving, riding, walking and/or using a mobility scooter etc.
Learn about NSW older driver licencing system including driving assessment information and the requirements that come into effect at 75 and 85 years of age.
Advice and safety tips about health, dementia, driving the safest car, detecting changes in your own driving, retiring from driving, transport options and using public transport is available to help you stay independent and safe.
Council's Road Safety Officer is available to present this information to your community group, club, or retirement village. Refreshments are provided.
Bookings are essential.
If you would like to invite the Road Safety Officer as your guest speaker for the above presentation, please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 4677 1100.
Did you know?
By law, when travelling in a car, children under 7 years of age must be secured in the correct child car seat for their age and size.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advice:
- Children under 6 months must be restrained in an approved rearward-facing restraint
- Children aged between 6 months and 4 years must be restrained in an approved rearward or forward-facing restraint
- Children aged between 4 years and 7 years must be restrained in an approved forward-facing restraint or booster seat
It is strongly recommended that children aged 7 years and over stay in their booster seats until they are too tall for them or until they fit well in a normal seat belt. Adult lap-sash seat belts are designed for people with a minimum height of 145cm.
Wollondilly Shire Council offers “free” child car seat fitting checks to residents of the Shire.
This service is provided by a Transport for NSW authorised local fitter, Picton Tyre & Mechanical Services.
Registration is available through the online booking system, Eventbrite. Tickets are limited.
Contact Picton Tyre & Mechanical Service to make a booking after registration is complete.
For a list of upcoming events, visit our What's On Page
For further information, please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 4677 1100.
Supervising a Learner Driver / Parent Workshop
'Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers Workshop'
In order to provide practical advice about the role of supervising learner drivers and the value of on-road driving experience, Transport or NSW (TfNSW), in conjunction with Council, provides the 'Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers' Workshops in Local Government areas.
This online workshop is designed to support parents, relatives and friends in the supervision of a learner driver. Council's Road Safety Officer delivers the online workshop for parents and other supervisors of learner drivers.
The workshop seeks to provide practical advice about:
• Supervising a learner driver
• Completing the Learner driver log book
• Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving practice
• Current laws for learners and provisional licence holders
• How to plan driving sessions
• How to deal with difficulties that may arise during driving practice and
• The importance of giving the learner constructive feedback
List of upcoming events
For a list of upcoming events, visit our What's On page.
Bookings are essential.
For more information contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 4677 1100.