Recent statistics show, four people die and 28 are seriously injured on Eurobodalla roads each year.
Eurobodalla Council plays a key role in road safety and manages the shire’s Road Safety Plan, now due for an update. Council’s road safety officer Kate McDougall said our community should be aiming for zero deaths on our roads.
“The latest numbers show that speeding is involved in 45 per cent of crashes in Eurobodalla (compared to 34 per cent for the greater region), and that 57 per cent of crashes are on state-managed roads like the Princes and Kings Highways (compared to 44 per cent for the greater region),” Ms McDougall said.
“Basically we are going to fast on our highways.”
The updated Road Safety Plan will prioritise the shire’s road safety projects for the next three years. Ms McDougall wants Eurobodalla’s residents and visitors to participate in a short survey so Council can better understand the current experience of road users, whether they be drivers, pedestrians, cyclists or road workers.
“You can find the survey on Council’s website or collect a hardcopy at one of the shire’s libraries. The survey runs until the end of May,” Ms McDougall said.
“Council takes a multi-pronged approach to road safety. For example, we are running two subsidised one-day courses for intermediate level motorcycle riders this weekend (25 and 26 March). Just $100 for a full day of skills development by Stay Upright Rider Training.”