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Respect Our Code on Blue Mountains Roads

Respect Our Code on Blue Mountains Roads stems from the Blue Mountains Heavy Vehicle Drive Neighbourly Agreement, endorsed by the industry and community in 2016.

The Code encourages respect on our roads.

All road users can show respect by doing the following:

  • Keep a safe distance between vehicles
  • Overtake with care
  • Observe designated speed limits
  • Ensure enough allowance for slowing down and stopping
  • Exercise caution in reduced visibility conditions
  • Consider cyclists and pedestrians, and
  • Create cleaner, quieter neighbourhoods.

The Blue Mountains Heavy Vehicle Drive Neighbourly Agreement responded to community concerns and perceptions about the impacts of ever increasing heavy vehicles using the Great Western Highway, Bells Line of Road, Darling Causeway and Hawkesbury Road.

The agreement secured a commitment from the heavy vehicle industry and responsible agencies to enter into a voluntary Drive Neighbourly Agreement (DNA) that all vehicles operate in a safe and courteous manner, for the benefit of all road users.

There is broad agreement from all stakeholders that cultural change to driving behaviour by all road users, along with improved vehicle technology and maintenance, is required to achieve safer road conditions on state roads.

As part of the campaign, promotional stickers will be available for heavy vehicles that regularly use State roads within the region.

Council will also continue to work with the heavy vehicle industry, to look at ways to reduce the impacts of heavy vehicle emissions and noise.  


Downloads

(located on the right hand side of this page)

  • Respect our Code on Blue Mountains Roads Fact Sheet
  • A summary of the Heavy Vehicle Drive Neighbourly Agreement Charter

 

Useful Links

More on the Heavy Vehicle Drive Neighbourly Agreement