Council and NSW Police launch speeding blitz this May
Thursday, 28 April 2022
Boris Bolgoff, Council Director Infrastructure Services with Inspector Martin Searle, Senior Constable Lee Maraga, and Sergeant Jon Kunicki of NSW Police.
Locals and visitors to the Coast will see a heightened focus on speeding across May as NSW Police and Central Coast Council roll out a collaborative road safety initiative.
Two clear messages – ‘Every K counts’ and ‘Stop it…Or cop it’ – will be delivered through increased Police presence and enforcement on 50km/hr roads and a Council-led education campaign.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Inspector Martin Searle said saving lives and reducing the incidence and severity of speed-related crashes is the main goal.
“We want to remind the Central Coast community and visitors to slow down and take care on local roads,” Inspector Searle said.
“Speeding continues to be a contributing factor in 49 percent of all fatality crashes that occur on our region’s roads.”
“Drivers must observe speed limits at all times and drive to conditions – 'just a bit over' or driving too fast for the road conditions can have consequences for yourself and other road users.”
“We are reminding motorists that they can make a difference by making safe choices on our roads – to make road safety a priority and drive to conditions, particularly in built up urban areas with 50km/hr zones where children, the elderly, cyclists and pedestrians can be.”
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said it is important to work collaboratively to reduce speeding across the region.
“Along with increased presence from NSW Police, Council is focusing on increased messaging aimed at reducing speeds across Central Coast roads this May.”
“Education can have a big impact on changing behaviours – we’re encouraging Coasties to drive safely and look out for each other.”
The campaign will see enhanced police enforcement across local roads and deliver educational messages to the Central Coast community.
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Last updated : Thu 28 Apr 2022
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