Tagged: Road safety

Take the pledge for Fatality Free Friday

May 24, 2019Posted in: Community, Events, Roads and Assets

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Senior Constable Scott Waples from the Southern Highlands Highway Patrol take the Fatality Free Friday pledge.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to steer their thinking towards Fatality Free Friday on 31 May 2019. Fatality Free Friday is a national awareness campaign which aims to reduce road deaths to zero. According to the Australian Road Safety Foundation, just one Fatality Free Friday would equate to more than five lives saved across...

Road safety reminder as school heads back

May 7, 2019Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Council’s Road Safety Officer with Principal Graham and concerned parents at the Bendooley Street traffic signals

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding motorists to slow down and travel safely around schools, with school zones coming back into effect for the new school term. Term two officially commenced on Monday 29 April 2019. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz said drivers must slow to 40 kilometres per hour in school zones on weekdays...

Council supports learner driver education

April 5, 2019Posted in: Community

Learner Drivers in front of car

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again offering free road safety workshops designed to help learner drivers become safer drivers. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, explained that parents and supervisors play a vital role in providing young drivers with the experience and support they need to be safe on our roads. “Navigating rules, regulations, technology...

Council warns of bridge load breaches

March 12, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on heavy vehicle road users to observe local bridge load limitations following a spate of recent breaches. Council’s Manager of Assets, Stace Lewer said the most recent example reported involved trucks exceeding local bridge weight limits by almost tenfold. “We’ve collected evidence in the past weeks showing 40 tonne trucks...

Council supports learner driver education

February 8, 2019Posted in: Community, Events, Roads and Assets

Learner Drivers in front of car

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again offering free road safety workshops designed to help learner drivers become safer drivers. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, explained that parents and supervisors play a vital role in providing young drivers with the experience and support they need to be safe on our roads. “Navigating rules, regulations, technology...