Road Safety

Snowy Valleys Council plays an active role in road safety within our community by developing and implementing practical solutions to help reduce road incidents.

Council continues to implement a number of successful road safety education programs, support engineering road safety solutions and work with stakeholders to address local issues.

Winter Driving in the Snowys

Weather conditions can deteriorate quickly in the Snowy Mountains.  You may encounter snow, ice, wind, fog, black ice and also wildlife on our local roads.

Wtih many visitors and trucks travelling around the region including heavy vehicles relating to the Snowy 2.0 project, please be patient when driving, slow down, turn on your headlights and drive to conditions.

For up to date road conditions check and listen to the local radio stations.

Snowy Valleys Winter Map - details information for drivers including speed limits, chain bays and slow vehicle turn out areas. Winter-Map(PDF, 3MB)

Winter Driving in the Snowys - click the image below to download a copy of the brochure

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Coffee with a Cop

Council partners with local police officers, NSW Road Safety personnel and community members to host Coffee with a Cop events to target driver fatigue and other road safety issues.

Motorists are encouraged to break their travel for a free coffee and a chat.

Past Events

  • 13 December 2023 – Coffee with a Cop at the Coffee Pedlar in Tumut
  • 19 October 2023 - Coffee with a Cop in Khancoban targeting motorcyclist fatigue coinciding with the 2023 Philip Island GP.
  • 23 January 2023 - Coffee with a Cop at Yarrangobilly Campsite - Officers from the NSW Police Force Highway Patrol, representatives from Transport for NSW, and Council’s Road Safety Officer, were at the Yarrangobilly Village Campground  from 10.00am to 4.00pm offering free coffees and a neutral space to have a chat.
  • 23 April 2022 – Coffee with a Cop at Yarrangobilly Campsite - Local Police, Highway Patrol and road safety representatives were on hand to talk about road conditions and concerns.
  • 18 December 2021 – Coffee with a Cop at Yarrangobilly Campsite – don’t drive tired. The event, which was organised by  Council, saw dozens of coffees given away, with the Tumut Lions Club providing doughnuts and a BBQ.