Road users are being encouraged to refresh their knowledge of the NSW road rules, as part of Road Rules Awareness Week, Monday 08 April to Sunday 14 April.
Road Rules Awareness Week runs annually and aims to improve the safety of all road users by providing the community with an opportunity to brush up on those rules which have the biggest impact on road trauma including speeding, fatigue, drink driving, pedestrian safety, intersections and more.
Parkes, Forbes & Lachlan Shire Council's Road Safety & Injury Prevention Officer, Belinda Coe said "whether you’re a driver, rider, pedestrian, cyclist or passenger, it is important to keep up-to-date with the road rules.
“Learning to be a good driver doesn’t end with getting your driver’s licence – it requires practice and keeping up-to-date with the road rules. Driving is all about risk management and all motorists need to develop the knowledge, experience, and attitude to becoming safer and smarter drivers."
“By the time you’ve been driving ten years, it's estimated that you’ll have forgotten one quarter of the road rules, particularly those you use infrequently. Not knowing the rules not only puts you at risk of getting a fine, but can be dangerous too," Belinda added.
Locals can grab a copy of the 'Top 10 Misunderstood Road Rules' guides from each of the Council's administration offices. Keep an eye out on Facebook for a series of animations featuring the top 10 misunderstood road rules.
Follow www.facebook.com/nswroadsafety for updates and to test your knowledge of the rules or visit the Transport NSW website for more information.
Locals are encouraged to contact the Roads and Maritime Services contact centre on 13 22 13 for expert advice on any enquiries related to road rules.