New roundabout education campaign to be launched in Bathurst

ROUND TRIP: A new roundabouts campaign will educate the community.
ROUND TRIP: A new roundabouts campaign will educate the community.

A NEW road safety campaign is being launched in Bathurst on Wednesday.

The Tablelands Area Road Safety Program has taken on the challenge to educate the community of Bathurst and surrounding areas about the correct way to use a roundabout.

The three main rules when approaching a roundabout are to slow down, give way and to indicate. The Round a Roundabout project will deliver this information to the community.

Road safety officer Iris Dorsett said it was clear many local drivers did not know how to properly negotiate a roundabout.

“Hopefully this campaign will improve the use of roundabouts by motorists, reduce the number of accidents occurring at roundabouts and see a smoother flow of traffic within Bathurst and other areas where there are a number of roundabouts,” Ms Dorsett said.

The road safety campaign will be funded by Roads and Maritime Services and delivered by Blayney and Bathurst Regional councils.