Saving Lives on Macleay Roads

Almost half of road trauma in NSW occurs on local roads.

If you think that doesn’t affect our community – you are wrong. Between 2012 and 2016, 13 people were killed and 156 were seriously injured on the roads in the Kempsey Shire Council LGA, at an estimated cost to our community of over $138 million. Even more costly is the huge personal and emotional burden that families and individuals bear in our community as the result of road trauma.

Country residents are four times more likely to die in a road crash than those who live in metropolitan areas, and the vast majority are killed on roads close to home.

How often have you or someone close to you said, ‘Yeah…BUT I’m almost home’ or ‘Yeah...BUT I know these roads’? The statistics show that locals are dying on our roads. It is our mates and our family members.

Kempsey Shire Council is working to remind the community and drivers about the risky choices and decisions we make every day on our local roads.

Driving too fast and driving when tired are two of the biggest causes of crashes in our community with 60% of all accidents involving a single vehicle that has run off the road, failed to negotiate a bend or crashed into a stationary object. Ask your friends, your family or yourself how true this may be.

Kempsey Shire Council will be conducting an Information Day at the South West Rocks Sports Oval on Saturday 23 June lining up with a huge day of local soccer and rugby league. Come out, learn more about ways you can help to reduce road trauma and have a great day at the footy supporting your local teams.

Almost half of road trauma in NSW occurs on local roads.

If you think that doesn’t affect our community – you are wrong. Between 2012 and 2016, 13 people were killed and 156 were seriously injured on the roads in the Kempsey Shire Council LGA, at an estimated cost to our community of over $138 million. Even more costly is the huge personal and emotional burden that families and individuals bear in our community as the result of road trauma.

Country residents are four times more likely to die in a road crash than those who live in metropolitan areas, and the vast majority are killed on roads close to home.

How often have you or someone close to you said, ‘Yeah…BUT I’m almost home’ or ‘Yeah...BUT I know these roads’? The statistics show that locals are dying on our roads. It is our mates and our family members.

Kempsey Shire Council is working to remind the community and drivers about the risky choices and decisions we make every day on our local roads.

Driving too fast and driving when tired are two of the biggest causes of crashes in our community with 60% of all accidents involving a single vehicle that has run off the road, failed to negotiate a bend or crashed into a stationary object. Ask your friends, your family or yourself how true this may be.

Kempsey Shire Council will be conducting an Information Day at the South West Rocks Sports Oval on Saturday 23 June lining up with a huge day of local soccer and rugby league. Come out, learn more about ways you can help to reduce road trauma and have a great day at the footy supporting your local teams.

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    Macleay Roads Survey

    This survey is designed to gather data about the driving behaviours of Macleay Valley residents and test your knowledge on NSW road rules.

    This survey is designed to gather data about the driving behaviours of Macleay Valley residents and test your knowledge on NSW road rules.

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