Road safety

Road safety

Keeping our streets safe

Sydney is a far safer place to drive than other Australian cities. Road accidents are also far less likely to occur in Sydney than other parts of New South Wales, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The City of Sydney works closely with state authorities to reduce road accidents, and the scope of this work extends far beyond peak hour in central Sydney.

To keep Sydney’s roads as safe as possible, the City has a 40 km/h speed limit in central Sydney. Footpaths are being widened and more lighting is being installed.

We have introduced campaigns to make the local area's roads safer. The City encourages people to think ahead before a big night out and make arrangements to get home after they have been drinking.

There's also a lot you can do to keep our roads safe. Drivers should 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 during a City program. To avoid tragedy, parents should be very cautious around driveways at home and double-check their loved ones are not anywhere nearby when moving their car.

Last updated: Friday, 25 October 2013