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Slow Down on Local Roads 2018

Warrumbungle Shire Council is urging people to slow down on local roads as part of an initiative supported by the Local Government Road Safety Program.

The idea of ‘Slow Down on Local Roads’ is to encourage drivers to think about the speed they drive and understand the dangers involved with speeding. The campaign also compliments the work of NSW Police as well as the efforts involved in maintaining and improving road safety related infrastructure.

Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Peter Shinton, explains “with the majority of roads in Warrumbungle Shire being high speed and with four (4) major highways attracting large amounts of traffic, it is vital for drivers to slow down and minimise the severity in the event of an unexpected crash.”

Cr Peter Shinton continued by saying “speeding is a big contributor to crashes on all roads, including those in Warrumbungle Shire, and that is why Council is running a ‘Slow Down on Local Roads’ campaign in a bid to reduce speed related crashes on local roads.”

The ‘Slow Down on Local Roads’ initiative is a program where drivers can complete an entry form by writing their name, phone number and reason to slow down as a driver. Entries are then placed randomly drawn out with winners winning a $100 fuel voucher.

The 2017 campaign had over 280 entries with the most common reason for drivers to slow down being for family and loved ones as well as to save lives on our roads.

Drivers can enter the ‘Slow Down on Local Roads’ competition at Warrumbungle Shire Council offices in Coonabarabran and Coolah and local stores in towns throughout Warrumbungle Shire. The competition will run from mid-May to mid-June.

For more information contact Council’s Road Safety Officer, Cheyenne O’Brien, on (02) 6849 2000.

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Last Updated: 08 May 2018