Keeping our streets safe

Sydney is becoming a safer place to drive. Data from Roads and Maritime Services shows that the number of vehicle accidents in the City of Sydney has been decreasing each year.

We work closely with state authorities to continue reducing road accidents, and the scope of our work extends far beyond peak hour in central Sydney with campaigns to make our streets safer for children.

To keep our roads as safe as possible, we have a 40km/h speed limit in central Sydney. Footpaths are being widened and better lighting is also being installed.

Our campaigns aim to make roads in the the local area safer for pedestrians

There's also a lot you can do to keep our roads safe. Drivers should adopt low-risk driving techniques and be very cautious around driveways.

The number of motorcycle and scooter riders in Sydney is growing and their increasing popularity means accidents are also on the rise.

Take extra care around school zones during pick-up and drop-off times as children can be unpredictable and hard to spot.

Parents can have their child restraints fitted and checked for free in an exclusive City of Sydney program. And if you're supervising a learner driver come along to a free workshop for practical advice.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 November 2014