A workshop to assist parents and supervisors of novice drivers better understand the graduated licensing system (GLS) and support them in the increasing role they can play in making learner drivers safer drivers.
This free workshop will teach parents and supervisors how to plan learner driving lessons, use the learner driver log book and give learners constructive feedback. It also gives parents and supervisors an opportunity to share their experiences with each other.
You can have your child car restraints, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and correct fit. Children's car restraints will be inspected by RMS Authorised Restraint Fitters
Bookings are essential. Contact Council on (02) 9335 2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Road crashes are a part of the daily life of the police and emergency services in the Marrickville area. On average there are two serious crashes and more than one person seriously injured every day on our roads.
Marrickville Council was one of the first councils in NSW to employ a full time Road Safety Officer in 1993. The Road Safety Officer's role is to work with other Council officers, the Police, Roads and Maritime Services, other agencies and the community to identify and reduce the risk of road crashes in the area. Activities include a range of road safety education campaigns and programs to encourage safe road user behaviour.
Each year Marrickville Council prepares a Crash Analysis Report – which is authorized by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) – as part of Council's Road Safety Program.
Key facts from the 2013 statistical overview:
For more information on Road Safety contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9335 2207 or email email@example.com.
In NSW speeding is a factor in about 40 per cent of road deaths each year.
For information on speeding in NSW go to http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/speeding/index.html.
In 2013 there were three fatalities in the Marrickville Local Government Area (LGA) and speeding continues to be a major contributing factor of all injury crashes within Marrickville and across NSW.
Since 1 November 2003 the default urban speed limit in NSW is 50km/h. This replaces the previous default urban speed limit of 60km/h. The speed limit of 50km/h applies as soon as you turn off a road signposted at 60km/h or higher onto any road without a speed sign.
Road safety research shows that reducing the speed limit reduces the number of crashes and serious injuries that occur on our roads. This is especially true for the more vulnerable road users including pedestrians, cyclists, children and the elderly.
Information about fines and demerit points relating to speeding offences: