Temporary Rumble Strips to Boost Safety

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Road worksites will get a safety boost across the State with new portable rumble strips to be rolled out over the coming months to help remind motorists to slow down and look out at roadworks.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said road safety was a priority of the NSW Government.

“The Government’s enormous investment in roads to improve connectivity in the bush means there is an unprecedented amount of roadwork happening across NSW – and we want to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep road workers on these sites safe,” Mr Toole said.

“That’s why we are rolling out new, bright yellow temporary rumble strips at selected worksites to alert drivers and riders of changed traffic conditions.”

Mr Toole said the strips were around 20mm high and would generate a sound along with vibrations when a motorist travels over them.

“These rumble strips will be rolled out at selected roadwork sites across NSW where the limit is 60 kilometres per hour or less along with signs to assist in alerting road users to the changes conditions,” Mr Toole said.

“When you approach any worksite, remember to slow down, be patient and help keep everyone on our roads safe.

“Drivers and motorcyclists don’t need to brake suddenly or try to swerve around the strips, and pedestrians and bicycle riders can be reassured that there will be safe travel paths for them where the rumble strips are in use.”

Temporary portable rumble strips are in use in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.