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Road Safety in Cumberland

Whether you’re a pedestrian, rider or vehicle driver, everyone has to share the road and has a part to play in keeping our streets safe.

Road safety is a major concern

Cumberland Council is committed to NSW Government's Road Safety Plan 2021. To meet this commitment, it has developed the Local Government Road Safety Program - which aims to meet the Government's targets for reducing deaths and serious injuries. It also aims to achieve zero road trauma in NSW over time. 

The hard facts

  • Almost half of New South Wales road trauma occurs on local roads.
  • Between 2012 and 2016, 27 people were killed and 1,322 were seriously injured on roads in the Cumberland Local Government Area. The resulting cost to the community is estimated to be over $508 million.
  • 63% of casualty crashes in the Cumberland Local Government Area occurred on local roads.
  • Drivers who reside within Cumberland's Local Government Area were involved in 2,264 crashes within Sydney region, (2016). This included 952 crashes within Cumberland (42%) and a further 1,312 elsewhere within Sydney region (58%).
  • Crash statistics from the year 2016 show that fatalities and total number of casualties are increasing - however, the total number of crashes has been decreasing.

Don't contribute to these statistics. Learn more about travelling safely on our roads, below. Or book into a road safety workshop.

 

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