Blue Mountains City Council




 

Slow Down In My Street

Slow Down in My Street is a local road safety project jointly funded by NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) and Blue Mountains City Council, with support from NSW Police.

Every driver travelling on Blue Mountains roads is asked to ‘Slow Down in My Street’ and make our local roads safer for pedestrians, cyclist and motorists.

Speed is the highest identifiable factor in crashes within the Blue Mountains. RMS data shows that there were 366 recorded crashes in the Blue Mountains local government area in 2014 with speed being a factor in 38% of these crashes. Of the 366 recorded crashes, 91 occurred in residential / local areas with a 50km/h or less speed limit.

The likelihood of being in a crash, resulting in serious casualty, rises significantly with even minor changes in travelling speed. Australian research shows that the risk of a serious casualty crash doubles with just a 5 km/h speed increase on 60 km/h urban roads.

What happens during the project?

  • Residents are notified my mail that their street will be part of the project.
  • Identified streets have temporary electronic signage installed providing feedback about speeds and asking drivers to slow down. Traffic counts are also conducted to gather data on driver behaviour.
  • Residents receive a Slow Down In My Street sticker for their waste bin and are encouraged to use these as an ongoing reminder to motorists.
  • The NSW Police Blue Mountains Local Area Command supports the project by targeting speeding. Fines and demerit points are issued to motorists caught speeding.

Want a Slow Down In My Street Bin Sticker?
Would you like to help remind motorists to drive slowly and responsibly on our local streets? You can play your part in encouraging safe driving behaviour by requesting a free Slow Down In My Street waste-bin sticker. The sticker is A4 size and is weather and UV resistant.

 

If you would like a sticker sent to you please contact the Road Safety Coordinator on 4780 5000 or Email council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au