Motorists reminded to drive safely during school holidays

Motorists are being reminded to drive safely and monitor road conditions during the NSW July school holidays.

Since the start of the July school holidays, there have been 12 fatal crashes on NSW roads, which has resulted in 14 deaths.

In 2019, there were 16 fatal crashes and 16 people killed over the entire July school holiday period.

Severe weather is also forecast this week for parts of NSW. Motorists are being reminded of the importance of driving to the conditions and slowing down.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Acting Minister for Transport and Roads Paul Toole said school holidays are meant to be a time of fun with family and friends.

“Instead 14 people have lost their lives. Every life lost on our roads is a tragedy and has a devastating ripple effect on local communities,” Mr Toole said.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott reminded drivers that dangerous behaviour on our roads will not be tolerated.

“As always, police will be out in full force enforcing the road rules to keep the community safe,” Mr Elliott said.

“After the tragedies we saw on the roads over the weekend, drivers are reminded to keep abreast of weather warnings and not to do anything that might put your life, or the life of a loved one or stranger, in jeopardy.”

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