Improving road safety

Education, planning and engineering solutions are key to success.

Parkes Shire Council plays an active role in road safety within our community by developing and implementing practical solutions to help reduce road incidents.

Council has implemented a number of successful road safety education programs, supported engineering road safety solutions and worked with a range of community groups to address local issues.

Awareness campaigns targeting all aspects of road user safety have been designed and implemented, such as:
  • Child Restraints
  • Bike Helmets
  • School Safety
  • Young Drivers
  • MOCK Crash
  • Speed
  • Drink Driving
  • Drug Driving
  • Fatigue
  • Seat Belts
  • Motorcycles
  • Heavy Vehicles
  • Older Driver Licencing
  • Mobility Scooter Safety
Road safety & injury prevention officer

Parkes Shire Council has partnered with Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils to employ a Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer (RSIPO) for the region.

Across the State, Road Safety Officers operate within Councils as part of the Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP). The LGRSP represents a collaborative approach for achieving road safety in NSW. Initiated in 1992, the program aims to involve local government and local communities in road safety planning and activities to contribute to the statewide effort of reducing the incidence and severity of crashes.

The RSIPO's role is to develop and implement local community road safety activities, with particular focus on behaviour-change programs. Over the past ten years, it has become evident that RSIPO's have proved very successful in complementing local engineering solutions with the provision of local education and awareness campaigns. This ability to focus on local issues is the key to the success of the program.