Road safety is everybody's responsibility. We are committed to keeping you safe when out on the roads — we work with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and NSW Police to address road safety issues in our local community.
The following strategies have been identified to improve road safety in Port Stephens:
- data to support targeted enforcement on local streets
- state-wide enforcement operations
- increasing the number of sites for Mobile Speed Cameras.
- collecting data on speed and volume of vehicles
- installation of 50 km/hr Urban Area speed campaign messaging
- installation of a speed activated radar display sign
- requests for targeted police enforcement.
- fatigue-related crashes are twice as likely to be fatal
- being awake for 18 hours has a similar effect on performance as a blood alcohol content of 0.05.
- Kindergarten orientation handouts
- School newsletters
- School social media
We work with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation during school holidays to promote pedestrian safety messages in popular locations.
Things to remember when using the shared paths:
- Shared paths are used by both pedestrians and bicycles and care should be taken in areas of high pedestrian activity. Slow down to walking speed.
- Keep to the left on the path, this allows others to safely pass you if they wish.
- Warn pedestrians of your approach by ringing your bell or call out 'coming through'.
- Pedestrians and cyclists who wish to stop, should move off the path so they don't obstruct path users.
- If you are walking with your dog, please keep it on a short lead and on the left.
The shared paths have several road crossing points which require the pedestrians and cyclists to give way to the vehicular traffic using the road. Young children under the age of 10 years should be well supervised by an adult even on quiet back streets and should be taught to keep to the left.
By law, all cyclists, regardless of age, must wear an Australian standards approved bicycle helmet whenever they ride.
- safe system principles being applied to major road designs including clear zones, realignment and increased delineation
- awareness of motorcycle riders' needs and issues
- for NSW Police to target speed enforcement
Motorcycling in the Hunter
The Hunter Region is home to some of the most popular motorcycling routes in the State. This guide has been developed to showcase some of the Hunter’s best motorcycling routes and increase safety knowledge for riders.
Download the latest interactive Motorcycling the Hunter booklet (PDF 16MB)