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Road Safety

Contact Details
Orange Cabonne Road Safety Program
79-81 Kite Street
Phone 02 6393 8620
Fax     02 6393 8604
Email ahamilton-vaughan@orange.nsw.gov.au

We can all play an active role in road safety in our community. We share our road network with a variety of road users for work and recreation. Our role as road users can change depending on the activities we undertake in our community. We may drive a car to work, or ride a bicycle for fun and become pedestrians for fitness or shopping. Road safety is a community issue and the behaviour we demonstrate on our road network as road users has consequences for us all.

The Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP) was established in 1993 with the goal of increasing the involvement of Local Government and local communities in road safety planning and activities to reduce the incidence and severity of road trauma.


The Road Safety Officer has two key objectives:

  • Increase the priority of road safety within Local Government and Local Government representative agencies
  • Improve the coordination of Local Government road safety activities with State and National road safety initiatives

The position of Road Safety Officer (RSO) covers two Local Government Areas, the City of Orange and Cabonne Shire. Three funding bodies fund the Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP). These are Orange City Council, Cabonne Council and the Roads & Traffic Authority (RTA).

The role of the RSO is primarily an educator in the community with a focus on behavioural change programs to facilitate safer road user practices. Programs are developed and implemented to address local road safety issues.

Road safety cannot be delivered. It must be practised. Broad community involvement is necessary to develop a culture where road safety is highly valued. Providing opportunities for community participation in road safety is beneficial to the community and imperative to the success of the program.

Free CuppaFree cuppa

Business registrations to participate in Free Cuppa for the Driver 2018 are now open!

If your business offers tea or coffee (barista or instant) and is located within Western and South Western NSW, we would love to have you on board. 

Please head to the website for information about how to sign up. 


What's your Plan B? campaign

The What's your PLan B? campaign aims to boost public awareness of of the need to think ahead when it comes to getting home safely, and making a taxi your Plan B.

The current campaign runs from mind-November 2016.

Businesses can regsister for the 2016 campaign here.

ROAD SIGNS : Educating drivers to slow down

The Three Es

The RSO works in conjunction with other road safety stakeholders, in particular Police, to reduce road trauma in the community. Road safety programs contain three essential components to facilitate change; education, evaluation and enforcement. The LGRSP works with Police to promote and publicise enforcement countermeasures to raise the profile of road safety in Orange and Cabonne.

Log Book Run

The Log Book Run Booklet is a combined project of Orange and Cabonne Councils. It is a resource recently published for the benefit of Learner Drivers. It offers a range of driving experiences in the Orange and Cabonne areas that are designed to increase the skill level of learner drivers and to assist their supervisors.

The booklet is available at Orange and Cabonne council offices.

Click here to register for the next Log Book Run.

Click here to view a Log Book Run Map.

FEEDBACK: The City Council encourages drivers to stay within the speed limit


The Drives for Learners in Orange and Cabonne is provided as a community service by Orange City Council and Cabonne Shire Council. The drives provided in the Log Book Run booklet are conducted on public roads and all road rules and speed limits are to be observed. Taking part in any of the “Drives for Learners in Orange and Cabonne” in no way holds the Councils responsible for any accidents or infringement notices issued whilst undertaking the drives suggested in the booklet.


Changes to road rules

Some important changes to the road rules came into force at the start of November, 2012. You read the details in this simple brochure.

Orange Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP)

Orange City Council aims to make the City accessbile to all pedestrians - whether you're on foot, on a bike, using a mobility device or pushing a pram. The following documents outline this strategy.

PAMP Main Document (179KB)

PAMP Appendix (1.5MB)