Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility Over the Holiday Period

Our community knows that our roads are busier over the holiday season as families travel to spend quality time with their loved ones.
However, over the course of the twelve months prior to November, there were 1,253 fatalities recorded on Australian roads, indicating a 4.3 percent rise in road-related deaths
compared to last year.
No one wants this number to grow over the holiday season.
This holiday season it is up to all Australians to take responsibility for their actions and stay safe on our roads.
All road users are being urged to take care, slow down and allow plenty of extra travel time to help keep themselves and other road users safe. Most importantly abide by the law and
follow Australian road rules.
So, no matter if you are traveling on familiar or unfamiliar roads, take a moment to assess your surroundings, and adjust your driving and speed to the conditions.
“For the safety of all drivers, please consider the conditions and the road rules” said Ms Anne Stanley MP.
Whether you are popping up to the shop for the final stocking fillers or packing the kids into the car for a long journey.
Please stop and take a moment to plan.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and during this holiday season, please drive in a manner that aligns with this.
Quotes attributable to Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown:
“Every death on Australian roads is a tragedy.”
“Be mindful when driving, riding, biking, or walking this holiday season. Death is not just a statistic; they are individuals – someone’s parent, sibling, colleague, or a cherished friend.
The consequences of these fatalities are beyond measure, with grief, trauma, and lasting regret affecting the lives of those left behind.”
“My message is simple – buckle up, do not drink and drive, do not speed, do not take risks, take breaks when you’re tired, and reduce your speed on rural and regional roads.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Werriwa, Ms Anne Stanley MP:
“We want everyone to reach their destinations safely and enjoy a happy and safe holiday season”.
“Road safety needs everyone in the community to make good choices which helps reduce road trauma”.
“Always adapt your driving to the conditions.