Learn more about common traffic and road safety issues.
Area Parking Control
For details regarding Area Parking Control including a map of on-street area parking control within the Rockhampton CBD, view the following Fact Sheet.
Hooning and Speeding
As part of Council's ongoing commitment to road safety, Council collaborates with officers of the Queensland Police Service and Department of Transport and Main Roads.
For further details including reporting hooning, traffic calming in response to hooning and speeding and '50 IN MY Street' bin stickers, view the following fact sheet.
Deciding the best way to control an intersection can be difficult as it requires the consideration of traffic volumes, wait/delay times, safety, crash history, cost and numerous other factors.
For further details including information about traffic signals, how traffic signals work, stop and give way signs and uncontrolled intersections, view the following fact sheet.
Local Area Traffic Management (LATM)
Local Area Traffic Management (LATM), also known as traffic calming, involves installing devices such as speed humps, roundabouts, traffic islands and kerb build-outs to discourage non-local traffic and inappropriate vehicles using the street, moderate vehicles speeds and provide a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and residents.
For further information including suitability of LATM, possible impacts of LATM, limitations and expectations, progression of LATM projects and examples of LATM devices used in LATM, view the following fact sheet.
Parking is enforced by police and Council Local Laws officers in accordance with Rockhampton Regional Council Local Law No 5 (Parking) 2011 and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009 (TORUM).
For further information including the impacts of unlawful and unsafe parking, installation of yellow 'no stopping' lines across driveways, installing marked parking bays, reserved resident parking, common parking laws, parking/stopping on nature strips and footpaths, parking/stopping near and across driveways, parallel parking , parking/stopping near intersections, parking/stopping near children's and pedestrian crossings, parking/stopping near a bus stop, parking/stopping near a fire hydrant, parking/stopping in a loading zone, entering/existing centre median parking bays and common parking signs, view the following fact sheet.
School Zones and Parking
The roads around schools are a hub of activity in the morning and afternoon, and it’s important to provide a safe environment for pedestrians while also minimising the impacts on traffic flow. School zones generally have a lower speed limit enforced during the busy school drop-off and pick-up times, and have a number of parking rules which exist to maintain safety and minimise traffic congestion.
For further information including speed zones, stop,drop and go (loading) zones, parking near schools and crossings, reducing congestion and parking demand and common signs new school zones, view the following fact sheet.
Poor driver behaviour and speeding is an ongoing issue on many streets throughout the region and is a behaviour that is difficult to correct. Motorists are always encouraged to drive to the prevailing road and traffic conditions and reduce their speed where appropriate, including in bad weather, poor visibility, and in locations with high volumes of pedestrians or vehicles performing parking manoeuvres.
For further information including local streets and built up areas, default speed limit, gravel roads, vehicle speeds and safety, speed enforcement, determination of speed limits and speed limit reviews and controlling speeding with local area traffic management (LATM) devices, view the following fact sheet.