Sharing the road
Find out how to share the road and stay safe when driving in the Snowy Mountains.
The Snowy Mountains provides access to some of the country’s prime tourism spots across all seasons not only during the winter snow season. It is home sweet home for the locals and is one of the primary heavy vehicle routes used to move goods from one side of New South Wales to the other.
So it will be of no surprise that the types of vehicles you are sharing the road with at any one time can be incredibly varied. Knowing how to share the roads with each of these vehicles is really important for your safety and the safety of others.
With the Snowy 2.0 project now underway, heavy vehicle movements, particularly on the Snowy Mountains Highway between Cooma, Cabramurra, Adaminaby and Tumut will increase.
Transport for NSW is dedicated to ensuring that all road users experience a safe journey and we are working alongside Snowy Hydro, to inform road users on the localised traffic impacts.
For more information on the Snowy 2.0 project visit the Snowy 2.0 - Snowy Hydro page.
But who’s driving? And where are they going?
Local people who frequently use the roads in the Snowy Mountains region tell their stories and explain the types of things you need to be aware of while driving in the Snowy Mountains.
Annelies (Mum of two)
"I just wish people would be a little bit more patient".
Lynley (Transport Industry)
"Too many people, take too many risks. Give us a bit more room".
Rod (Livestock Owner)
"Look out for livestock and animals on the road".
Ken (Motorbike Rider)
"Look out for variations in road conditions".
Brett and Daniel (Road Works & Freight)
"We all just want to get home to our families".
Sharing the road with trucks
Have you ever driven alongside or behind an oversize vehicle on our state roads?
Sharing the road with heavy vehicles can be challenging. Add road conditions like the seasonal snow in the snowy mountains region, and it can be even more so.
It’s important to remember that trucks have less visibility, reduced mobility and are much heavier than most road users. They require longer sight distances to merge and overtake, as well as longer distances to accelerate, brake and come to a complete stop.
So ‘be truck aware’ and help us all ‘get home to our families’.