... working for a safer Toodyay
To improve the vision for vehicles that are turning from or into streets and driveways along Stirling Terrace and Piesse Street, some parking bays have been
removed, others lengthened. Extra parking is available opposite IGA or behind the Bendigo Bank. This is an initiative of the Toodyay Roadwise committee.
Photos with compliments of Road Traffic Services/Shire of Toodyay.
For images of Piesse Street and the Cola Cafe visit Toodyay RoadWise
SaferToodyay is the Toodyay community's link to local, state and federal agencies dealing with matters of safety
and crime prevention.
SaferToodyay provides a community forum and action platform for planning, implementing, and managing safety and
crime prevention initiatives.
Association members include representatives from the Shire of Toodyay, the Toodyay Police, the Toodyay District High
School, Holyoake, the Toodyay Bendigo Community Bank and St John Ambulance.
The Toodyay RoadWise initiative is a subcommittee of SaferToodyay.
Visit the Toodyay RoadWise link to get the latest update on Toodyay Road
REMOTE ACCESS SCAMS
The Australian Cyber Security Centre's (ACSC) Scamwatch have received an increased number of reports in the last five days of remote access scams (or Technical Support Scams), prepending to be
telecommunication companies, government departments and parcel delivery companies. They are mainly targeting areas where lockdowns are in place where people are vulverable, however we need to be
aware that they can strike anywhere at any time. Go to staysmartonline for more details.
Read the latest ACSC COVID-19 Threat Report
Since the pandemic outbreak, the Government’s Scamwatch has received over 3,060 coronavirus themed scam reports with over $1,371,000 in reported losses.
Find out how the Australian Government Health Department is responding to and monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic. Visit
their site to find the latest advice.
PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE
It's TAX TIME, and the ATO are receiving increased reports of myGov related SMS and email scams.
These are unsolicited messages and contain scams that are made to look authentic and - to make it easier for you - they have links imbedded in the message for you to click
on to verify your details. DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINK in an unsolicited message (or a message for a service you have not asked for). The only one it makes it easier for is the
Stay Smart Online provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online, as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to
Go to staysmartonline to find out more.
You can register for 'Alerts' from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) here
NEW PENALTIES FOR MOBILE PHONE USERS
As of September 1st 2020, new penalties apply for using your phone while driving. They are:
Penalty 1 - Touching or holding your phone for audio calls: $500 and 3 demerit points;
Penalty 2 – More distracting tasks like texting, using social media or watching videos: $1000 and 4 demerit points.
The best way to avoid these fines and demerit points are - DON'T DO IT!
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
Research has shown that daytime running lights can reduce multiple vehicle daytime crashes by up to 11%. Many cars - particularly dark coloured ones - can merge with the landscape, particularly in
rural areas. Consider you and passenger's safety and light up!
Alerts updated 10 September 2020
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