‘Respect’ launches in Blue Mountains
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.”