Central Coast News
Council and Police Urge Community to Take Care on Local Roads
Road safety remains a priority during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and throughout May Council will deliver an education campaign encouraging motorists to slow down and Police will enforce speeds on built-up roads across the region.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant, Matt Rees said it was important to look out for each other on Central Coast roads during this difficult time.
"This collaborative campaign is focused on saving lives and reducing the incidence and severity of speed-related crashes," Senior Sergeant Rees said.
"Unfortunately, speeding continues to be the biggest killer on our roads and contributes to 46 percent of all fatalities that occur on our region's roads.
"We are asking the community to make road safety a priority and slow down, particularly in built up urban areas with 50km/hr zones where vulnerable road users can be.
"Drivers must observe speed limits at all times - even a small increase in speed significantly increases the likelihood of being involved in a serious-injury crash or worse."
Mayor Lisa Matthews said Council is happy to work closely with local Police on this important project.
"COVID-19 has changed all of our lives in so many ways but we must not lose sight of the importance of keeping our roads safe, and ultimately our community," Mayor Mathews said.
"Education can have a big impact and across May you will notice an increase in our messaging aimed at reducing speeding, which will work in conjunction with Police operations.
"If it is essential for you to head out on the road, please take care and slow down. We know that Coasties will do their bit to drive safely and do what they can to reduce any unnecessary burden on the health system during these unprecedented times."
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