Saving lives and reducing serious injuries on regional roads is everyone’s responsibility. It is up to governments at all levels to build and maintain better, safer roads and as drivers we need to accept responsibility by purchasing the safest car we can afford and driving in a manner which respects other road users.
You are more likely to be killed or injured on regional roads than any others, and it is up to us to do everything we can to reduce
road trauma over the holiday period. This Christmas if you are driving for work or on holidays, please take care on our roads and drive at speeds which reflect the local conditions. Double demerit points will be in force from Friday 22 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 (inclusive) for all speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences.
Christmas is a time for celebrations and it is important to make arrangements to get home safely if you have been partying with friends. Don’t mix alcohol and driving. The decisions we make will impact on our families, friends and others members of the community.
Drive safe and enjoy a merry Christmas.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport