Blue Mountains communities are safe, caring and inclusive. We, with the Police and other key organisations, are always working together to improve the safety of communities in the Blue Mountains.
Our Road Safety Program aims to reduce the incidence of road related injury by targeted awareness raising campaigns and projects.
These programs are funded by us and the Roads and Maritime Services, Local Government Road Safety Program.
Children who are properly secured in approved child restraints are less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash compared to those who are not.
All children up to the age of seven and under 145cm must be safely fastened in the correct restraint for their age and also their size. To view the National restraint laws and make the safest choice for your child, visit the Child Car Seats website.
Make sure your child is safe and get your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and fit by a Roads and Maritime Services Authorised Restraint Fitter.
Due to COVID-19 Council’s Child Restraint Checking days have been temporarily suspended.
As part of the NSW Local Government Road Safety Program, Council is currently offering a free voucher system for child restraint checks and fittings. You only have to pay for any additional accessories required to ensure the restraint is securely installed.
The number of free vouchers are limited to residents of Blue Mountains LGA only and are subject to availability. Due to increased costs, a maximum of 3 car seat checks/fittings will be available to each family in the financial year. Child car seats need to be less than 10 years old and comply with Australian Standards. Vouchers are not transferable.
To request a voucher please contact Council’s Road Safety Coordinator 4780 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your contact number in your request.
If you need to get your child restraints fitted or checked soon, you can search for authorised child restraint fitters via the Transport for NSW website or by putting in your postcode here.
All road users need to show courtesy and share the road. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists on our roads.
To keep safe while riding your bike be sure to:
You can plan your trip or day out with these resources. (link to walking and cycling pages)
Drivers who pass a bicycle rider must allow a distance of at least:
On shared paths and multi-use trails cyclists are encouraged to allow pedestrians a metre space. See the Go Together campaign for further details.
We hold free workshops for parents and carers of learner drivers which offer practical advice on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.
This includes information on:
Learner Driver Workshop Dates
Date: Saturday 10 August, 2019
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood
Date: Saturday 2 November, 2019
Time: 2- 4pm
Location: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
Early bookings are essential as space is limited. For more information or to book your place call Council’s Road Safety Coordinator 4780 5000.
Information about learning to drive
Pedestrians can be people who walk or jog, use manual and motorised wheelchairs, mobility scooters, skateboards, foot scooters or even rollerblades.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
Safety Tips for Drivers
School zones operate from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on all school days, including pupil free days. Motorists are required to drive at no more than 40kmph through School Zone times.
Safety Around Schools
School drop off and pick up time can be a chaotic time for kids, and a time when parents and other drivers may be rushing, distracted or stressed.
Children are particularly vulnerable because they're smaller, harder to see, likely to act unpredictably and more likely to act without thinking or be distracted.
Take extra care when driving and parking around school zones. See Council's School Zone Offences flyer for further information. Follow the link for additional information about keeping our students safe.
Speed is the highest identifiable factor in crashes within the Blue Mountains. This project aims to reduce speeding on local roads and make our streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycle riders and other motorists.
Streets for the project are identified and prioritised by looking at crash data, issues raised by residents and in consultation with Police. A range of measures are enforced to encourage motorists to consider their behaviour and slow down.
Slow Down in My Street is jointly funded Council, the RMS with support from NSW Police.
Want a Slow Down In My Street Bin Sticker?
Play your part in encouraging safe driving behaviour by requesting a free sticker for your council waste bin. Email email@example.com.
Have your say on speed limits & speed cameras
The RMS are responsible for setting speed limits. You can have your say about speed limits or nominate a speed camera location via the Safer Roads NSW website.
Is an initiative of not-for-profit association Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Inc. Their mission is to promote initiatives that bring about improved road safety, as well as support those affected by road tragedy.
You can join tens of thousands who have become Road Safety Champions and committed to Drive So Others Survive. Take the pledge by going to www.sarahgroup.org