Road Safety

Child Restraint Fitting Voucher Program 2019/2020

Due to a high level of interest, the funding for the Child Restraint Fitting/Checking Program for 2019/2020 has now been exhausted.  

It is anticipated that Council (in conjunction with TfNSW) will run this program again in July 2020. Council’s website will be updated when this occurs.

Should you need to fit or check a Child Restraint, you can search for an Authorised Restraint Fitting Station in the local area. Please note the cost of using these fitting stations must be covered by the user and is not covered by Council.

You are encouraged to view the NSW Centre for Road Safety website which provides useful and educational information relating to child restraints and National Child Restraint Laws.

‘Hold My Hand’ Road Safety Message

Hold my hand

Council is working with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation to proactively raise road safety awareness of child pedestrian safety.

To support this, City of Parramatta is offering Learning Centres/Schools within the LGA a FREE ‘Hold My Hand’ road safety sign. The sign is bright and made of long lasting honeycomb material (600x300mm). The sign has predrilled holes on four corners and heavy-duty cable ties will be supplied to allow you to install the sign on a fence or pole within your Learning Centre/School property. Alternatively, you may also install the sign on a wall or window using an adhesive of your choice.

It is suggested that the sign be placed in a location so that visitors can see it as they are exiting your Learning Centre/School.

Furthermore, Council acknowledges each Learning Centre/School has Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities which require different needs in regards to communicating road safety messages. Council invites Learning Centres and Schools to nominate their preferred language and Council will investigate the opportunity to provide this sign in the nominated language.

In conjunction with the sign, Council encourages the use of resources readily available at The Little Blue Dinosaur website and Kids and Traffic website (for Learning Centres) and Safety Town website (for Primary Schools) to initiate ‘Road Safety’ talks with children and families to support child pedestrian safety.

Sign numbers are limited. Should you wish to have a ‘Hold My Hand’ sign provided to you, please email your request to Council’s Road Safety Officer at roadsafety@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

Free Workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers

In preparation of young adults obtaining their Learners licence, City of Parramatta Council in conjunction with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) holds free workshops for Supervisors of Learner Drivers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE FREE WORKSHOP?

This workshop would benefit those who are supervising or planning to supervise a Learner Driver. Learner Drivers are also encouraged to attend with their supervising drivers.

The FREE workshop offers practical advice to Supervisors of Learner Drivers on how to help Learner Drivers become safer drivers.

This workshop will provide information about:

  • Completing the Learner Driver electronic and written logbook.
  • Discussing recent changes to the GLS and the new SAFER DRIVERS COURSE.
  • Understanding the current laws for L and P licence holders. Supervising learner drivers.
  • Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.

To enquire when the next workshop is scheduled or to discuss holding a free workshop at your school, sports association or youth group, please email City of Parramatta’s Road Safety Officer at roadsafety@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9806 5768

Licence conditions explain the Graduated Licensing Scheme process, as well as some of the restrictions that apply to learner and P-plate drivers.

The Safer Drivers Course helps learner drivers identify risks on the roads. Speed management, hazard awareness and safe following distances are some of the strategies in the course’s theoretical and practical sessions, which earn learner drivers 20 hours of log-book credit.