Under the Radar Motorcycle Workshop
Survive the Ride Association supported by Coffs Harbour City Council presented a FREE two hour motorcycle rider workshop. They discussed crucial riding issues to help motorcyclists ride longer with that "funny smile" on their face!
The workshop covered
- motorcycle statistics
- road craft
- riding techniques
- riding gear and more
For more information:
Survive the Ride
Road Safety is Everybody's Business
Coffs Harbour City Council has been actively involved in the NSW Road Safety Program since 1996. One aspect of this program is the employment of a Road Safety Officer to implement the programs in partnership with the Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA).
Since 1996 there has been a steady reduction in the number of crashes and casualties on Coffs Harbour roads, despite a substantial increase in traffic volumes.
Local Government is responsible for the maintenance and construction of more than 80% of roads. 50% of serious crashes are on local roads.
23% % of all injury-related crashes in the Coffs harbour LGA involve excess speed. Learn more:
Staying Safe - external link from the RMS
2012 Crashes in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area
321 reported crashes involving 499 drivers
68% were local drivers
68% were on roads posted 60kph or less
29% were under the age of 25
61% were male
23% of crashes involved excessive speed
6% of drivers had an illegal blood alcohol count.
Roads, vehicles and speeds should be designed to reduce the risk of crashes and to protect people when a crash occurs. This is known as a safe system approach.
The Safe System approach is a shared responsibility between those who:
- Plan, construct and maintain the network
- Use the network (drivers, riders, pedestrians)
- Manufacture vehicles
- Enforce road user behaviour
Strategies are based on :
- Safe roads
- Safe vehicles
- Safe people