New South Wales Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey
New South Wales Minister for Police Troy Grant
Know The Rules It Might Just Save Your Life
Victor P Taffa
Do you know what tailgating is, the rules around merging, or who gives way at a roundabout?
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said Road Rules Awareness Week, which kicks off today, is the perfect time for all road users to refresh their knowledge of the New South Wales road rules.
“We have around 350 road rules in New South Wales and they are there to save lives.” Minister Pavey said.
“Road Rules Awareness Week is a great time for everyone to think about their driving, and aims to help improve the community’s knowledge of the road rules including commonly misunderstood rules.”
“It’s important that all road users’ motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists understand and follow the road rules correctly to keep everyone safe on our roads.” Minister Pavey said.
Minister for Police Troy Grant said last year 392 people lost their lives on New South Wales roads and every 41 minutes someone is either killed or seriously injured and we all have a role to play in bringing down the road toll.
“We know that human error is a large factor in crashes so it’s important all drivers know and understand the rules, obey the signs and keep an eye out when on the road.” Minister Grant said.
“Often it’s the simplest rules people find confusing for example who gives way at a roundabout? Or where and when you can legally and safely cross the road?”
“This week is the perfect opportunity to find out the answers to those questions and any others you may have.” Minister Grant said.
Road Rules Awareness Week runs from 26 February-4 March.
Roundabout at Darvall Road & Tramway Street West Ryde as taken by Editor Victor P Taffa.
Roundabout as installed due to the efforts by local resident, Editor Victor P Taffa in 2008.
Prior to its installation traffic drove down Darvall Road at a great pace that left motorists on Tramway Street attempting to enter the intersection at their own peril.