Motorists urged to be safe on roads this Easter

Police will be conducting the Operation Crossroads road safety campaign again this Easter, urging all motorists to be safe on the roads.

“Between 1 and 5 April, police will once again be conducting Operation Crossroads across the state, aimed at improving driver behaviour, and focusing on the fatal five contributors to fatal and serious crashes,” said Acting Inspector Justin Lawson from Southern Road and Public Order Services.

“As part of Operation Crossroads police will be undertaking highly visible and covert patrols across the state, focused on the fatal five contributors to crashes.”

Police are reiterating their call to all motorists to drive to survive the Fatal Five contributors to crashes:

  • Obey the speed limit – it’s there for a reason.
  • Pay attention – one moment of distraction is all it takes to cause a crash.
  • Rest if you’re tired – arriving late is better than not arriving at all.
  • Buckle up every person in the vehicle – seatbelts save lives.
  • Never drive after drinking or taking drugs – you’ll be putting more than your life on the line.

“The Easter long weekend traditionally sees more vehicles on the roads towing caravans, boats and trailers, which makes it timely to remind motorists to secure your load, ensure your trailer or caravan are registered, and tow safely,” said Acting Inspector Lawson.

“Our message to motorists is simple, be vigilant on the roads, slow down, and don’t drive tired if you’re heading away this long weekend – arriving late is better than not arriving at all.”

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