After making it through a tough year, all of us can do with a break this Christmas. Making it safely through this festive season will aid a smooth start in January.
According to the RACQ website, from 2015 to 2019, half of all road deaths involved at least one of the fatal five risky driving behaviours: speeding, distraction, alcohol and drugs, fatigue, and not wearing a seatbelt.
In his Christmas Road Safety Message, The Hon Scott Buchholz, Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, said: “These holidays, the most important thing is everyone arriving and returning safely at the end of each trip. Whether it’s a short trip to the local beach, an interstate roady to one of our sunny coasts, or one of our truckies pulling a long haul to deliver last-minute presents or fresh produce for Christmas lunches, each trip matters and every one of us deserves to make it back to our families safe and sound.”
We thought we would remind our clients and colleagues of a few road safety don’ts this festive season:
- Don’t drink and drive – ever!
- Don’t exceed the speed limit – it’s there for a reason, stick to it!
- Don’t forget to buckle up and make sure the little ones are safely secured in their seats.
- Don’t fiddle with your phone
- Don’t drive tired – remember to rest at least every two hours
- Don’t do drugs
- And, don’t forget to enjoy the time off!
Give us a wave when you see our Traffic Control teams out and about on the roads this festive season.