As part of the Local Government Road Safety Program, Mosman Council’s Road Safety Officer provides educational campaigns to help reduce crashes and casualties on our roads.
Planning for road safety
- Road Safety Action Plan 2012-2013 (PDF 110KB)
The Road Safety Action Plan outlines measures to be implemented in this financial year.
Also as part of the Road Safety Action Plan a Statistical Analysis is done for a 5 year period8. This analyses the accidents that happen in Mosman during this period and creates priorities that need to be focused on in the Road Safety Action Plan.
Road safety education programs
Road safety education programs include:
- Speeding – on local Mosman streets
- Drinking Driving – alternative transport home
- Road Safety Seniors Calendar
- Senior Driver Workshop
- Safety Around Schools Program
- Pedestrian Safety – Look Campaign
- Restraint Fitting Days
- Workshops for Parents and Supervisors of Learner Drivers
- Double Demerit Points
- Safe Cycling
For road safety education information contact Council’s Road Safety Officer.
Help and encouragement for learners, parents and supervising drivers
This FREE resource is great for parents and supervising drivers as it helps teach the tasks and skills in the Learner Driver Log Book over the 120 hours of on road driving experience that a learner needs to do to obtain their P plates. The booklet has mapped drives that will help with building the skills that a learner needs to experience in order to become a safer P plate driver.
As we have so many fatal accidents with P plate drivers it is important to make sure that we teach learner drivers the right skills to try and help them to be able to cope in difficult situations, of course without giving them too much confidence where they think they are invincible!
This resource has been produced by the SHOROC Councils to provide help and encouragement for learners, parents and supervisors. The HELP booklet includes:
- Teaching tips and hints
- Places to practice driving tasks
- Maps and drives around the Northern Beaches and further afield
- Tips on how to build on-road experience with your learner
If you would like a copy of the HELP booklet (FREE of charge) contact Councils Road Safety Officer or you can obtain a copy through Council’s customer service or the library.
Frequently misunderstood traffic rules
|No Stopping: Vehicles may not be stopped in a No Stopping area for any length of time, no matter how short. Dropping off or picking up passengers is not permitted in these areas. A continuous yellow edge line also indicates a No Stopping zone. Fine: exceeds $258 and 2 demerit points.|
|No Parking: Vehicles may stop in a No Parking area to pick up or drop off goods or passengers provided drivers stay within three meters of their vehicle and are not parked in the No Parking zone for longer than two minutes. Fine: exceeds $143 and 2 demerit points.|
|Bus Zones: Must be kept clear at all times. Vehicles that are parked and stopped in bus zones create problems for bus drivers pulling into and out of these bays. Buses forced to double park and manoeuvre through inadequate space is extremely dangerous. It is illegal to stop in a bus zone for any period of time. Fine: exceeds $258 and 2 demerit points.|
Unbroken yellow kerb line: An unbroken yellow kerb line is a no stopping line and therefore the same rules apply as for No Stopping sign. Drivers must not stop for any reason other than a medical or similar emergency. Fine: exceeds $201.
Double Parking: Vehicles may not be stopped next to legally parked vehicles, even for a short time. Double parking reduces the visibility for other motorists and pedestrians and it can also cause other motorists to drive on to the wrong side of the road in order to pass. It is illegal to park within three metres of double white centre lines. Fine: exceeds $258 and 2 demerit points.