Take your time and arrive safely

Road users are being urged to remember to be careful on the roads as the holiday season begins.

Australian Government figures show over 1,250 people have been killed on Australian roads in the 12 months ending November this year.

Every Australian wants to get to where they are going safely, but it takes all road users to make that a reality, whether it’s by vehicle, bicycle or foot.

Road users can help do their part by ensuring they are not distracted, take regular breaks when driving long distances, travel at the speed limit and drive to road conditions.

For quick reference guides on road rules for each state and territory, visit www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“Please drive with care this holiday season – this season should be filled with joy, not sorrow.

“Deaths are not just a statistic; they are someone's parent, sibling, colleague, or cherished friend.

“So please take it easy on the roads and remember that road safety is a shared responsibility.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:

“Road safety affects all Australians each and every day.  

“Every life lost on Australian roads is heartbreaking for countless families and community members.

"Don't be an idiot behind the wheel – buckle up, do not drink and drive, do not speed and don’t take risks on our roads. It just isn’t worth it.”