Road Rules Awareness Week 2016: Brush up on the rules and improve road safety

Centre for Road Safety Executive Director Bernard Carlon today kicked off Road Rules Awareness Week, encouraging all road users to refresh their knowledge of the rules to help improve road safety.

“Every road user has a responsibility to be aware of the road rules,” Mr Carlon said.

“Road Rules Awareness Week is a great opportunity to catch up on any rules which have changed recently.

“For example, motorcycle lane filtering which became legal in 2014 allows fully licensed motorcyclists to safely move through traffic when travelling below 30km/hour.

“Rules around motorcycle helmets have also changed – Global Standard helmets were legalised last December, giving riders access to a wider range of safe products now on the market.

“From 1 March, new minimum passing distance rules will come into effect to better protect cyclists.

“New online animations will be released as part of Road Rules Awareness Week to ensure all road users understand the changes. 

“In a typical day you may find yourself as a driver, a pedestrian or a cyclist – it’s important that we are aware of and obey the road rules in all cases.”

Road Rules Awareness Week runs from 22 to 28 February 2016.

On Thursday 25 February, the Centre for Road Safety will host a live Q&A session on the NSW Road Safety Facebook page External website to help road users understand the current rules, and get across any changes.

To learn more or to clarify a road rule call 13 22 13 or find the NSW Road Users’ Handbook and other road rule information like animations about the Top 10 Misunderstood Road Rules at External website.

22 February 2016