Road Safety

The NSW road network gives all of us access to work, school, friends, families, and the services we need. For many, it is a workplace, and for all, it is a fundamental part of everyday life that keeps the economy moving.

But sadly, lives are lost, and people are seriously injured on our roads every day. Each year, over two-thirds of fatalities in NSW happen on country roads.

Bellingen Shire Council is committed to improving road safety throughout its Local Government Area by:

  • Encouraging safe behaviour by all groups of road users in the community
  • Educating the community on the issues around drink driving, speed, fatigue, pedestrian safety, and restraint use.
  • Improving awareness, knowledge and understanding of the dangers of high-risk behaviours such as speeding and drink driving.
  • Working with government and community to address road safety issues.