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Bicycle NSW is encouraging road users to check their speed to keep everyone safer on the roads.

Little traffic leading into North Sydney

With less congested roads due to COVID-19 restrictions, it can be easy to accidentally exceed speed limits.  Bicycle NSW encourages everyone to check their speed, and to reduce speeds because more people will be walking and cycling to take exercise, travel to essential jobs, deliver goods, fetch groceries and more children will be moving around.

Speed checks are especially important if you need to travel early in the morning or late in the evening, when light levels are low.  We have written previously about the life saving impact of reducing motor vehicle speeds, and campaigned for reduced speed limits on local streets.

Right now hospitals are overstretched dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic so we call on everyone to slow down.

“There has never been a better time to aim for zero injuries on our roads,” said General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.

“We can help health workers and police by slowing down on the roads and aiming for zero road toll,” said Bastien.

Bicycle NSW wants to make the NSW vision of zero deaths on our roads a reality, and we call on everyone to slow down, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic measures.

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