‘Re­spect’ launches in Blue Moun­tains

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BLUE Moun­tains City Coun­cil has launched a 12-month road safety aware­ness cam­paign that puts the onus on all road users to show re­spect, fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tion with the com­mu­nity and the heavy ve­hi­cle in­dus­try.

The cam­paign, “Re­spect – Our Code on Blue Moun­tains Roads”, tar­gets users of State Govern­ment­con­trolled roads in the Blue Moun­tains re­gion and stems from the 2016 Blue Moun­tains Heavy Ve­hi­cle Drive Neigh­bourly Agree­ment.

Mayor Cr Mark Green­hill said the DNA Char­ter – en­dorsed by ma­jor in­dus­try par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing Road Freight NSW, the Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and the re­gion’s main heavy ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors, as well as Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices and NSW Po­lice – en­cour­ages safe and re­spect­ful be­haviour by all road users.

As part of the cam­paign, pro­mo­tional stick­ers will be avail­able for heavy ve­hi­cles that reg­u­larly use state roads within the re­gion.

The coun­cil will con­tinue to work with the in­dus­try to look at ways to re­duce the im­pacts of heavy ve­hi­cle emis­sions and noise.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with stake­hold­ers to reach the ob­jec­tives of the Blue Moun­tains Heavy Ve­hi­cle Drive Neigh­bourly Agree­ment,” Road Freight NSW gen­eral man­ager Si­mon O’Hara said.

“Re­spect on our roads makes a dif­fer­ence. Safer roads means safer neigh­bour­hoods.”

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