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Share the road

Police focus on vulnerable road users in March

As part of the joint road safety campaign between ACT Policing and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate this month’s focus is on being aware of vulnerable road users.

Children, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists do not have the same protection as a car during a collision which makes them more vulnerable than other road users.

Acting Officer in Charge Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said all road users should be courteous and respectful to one another to keep our roads safe.

“Anyone using the road is expected to obey the road rules and regulations that are there for everyone’s safety,” Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said.

“A small accident can have serious consequences and could result in serious injuries or death.

“The road is a shared space, regardless of how you use the road. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and we ask that all road users be alert of their surroundings, be vigilant and concentrate when travelling on our roads,” Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said.

This campaign forms part of the ACT Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 which prioritises a Vision Zero approach to road safety.

For more information on vulnerable road users visit the share the road campaign.

For more information on the metre matters rule and the motorcycle lane filtering trial visit the Justice and Community Safety Directorate website.

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