Canterbury-Bankstown locals are being urged to jump on board a campaign to bin speeding drivers in the lead up to National Road Safety Week (5-12 May).
The Slow Down in Canterbury-Bankstown campaign is offering free reflective stickers that can be placed on household bins to remind drivers about slowing down.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said managing speed is everyone’s responsibility and we must all work together to keep ourselves and our communities safe.
“Putting a sticker on your bin doesn’t cost you a cent but if it means saving someone’s life, it is priceless,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“These stickers are a strong visual reminder to all those driving past to slow down. When you roll out your bin to the kerb, you could be saving a life.
According to the latest statistics, speeding drivers were responsible for 40 per cent of road deaths in NSW alone. In 2021, there were 75 crashes involving speed in Canterbury-Bankstown.
To address speeding in the City, Council is also working with communities to create a “Safe System” approach through Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Speeds and Safer Vehicles. This includes:
Speed management and reduced speed limits in areas where there are a lot of pedestrians;
Speed boards displaying drivers’ speeds, which are moved every three months to different locations;
Partnering with local police to enforce speed limits in key locations; and
Variable messages signs with ‘slow down’ messaging used at different locations throughout the year.
“We want to encourage greater awareness of the dangers of speeding and Road Safety Week is an important reminder for us all,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“But it should not be limited to one week in the year! It is up to all of us to do our part and drive responsibly.”
The Slow Down in Canterbury-Bankstown campaign is a partnership between City of Canterbury Bankstown, Transport for NSW and NSW Police.
Residents can pick up their free reflective bin stickers at Canterbury-Bankstown’s Libraries and Customer Service Centres or order them online at
If you see anyone driving at high speed, please report it to the police at 1800 333 000.