Australians are being reminded to slow down and follow the road rules over this Easter long weekend, to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely.
Although road rules remain the same, our country roads will be heavily in use with people leaving the city, and it is important to remember road safety at all times.
Superintendent Anthony Fioravanti from SA Police (SAPOL) spoke to Flow FM for more.
He also told Flow about the importance of “think[ing] about your choices” to stay safe on the road, particularly in rural areas.
Superintendent Fioravanti made particular mention of the increased police presence on our roads over the long weekend, with SAPOL heavily targeting seatbelts.
In Victoria, the State Emergency Services will be running their Driver Reviver campaign at more than 45 roadside locations between Thursday and Monday, offering hot drinks and snacks to encourage drivers to stop, rest, refresh and arrive safely at their destination.
The Transport Accident Commission Pit Stops will also be located at 6 of the state’s busiest rest stops, complete with free barista coffees, sausage sizzles, prizes and fun family activities.
Pit Stops will operate at Kerang, Dimboola and Euroa on Thursday and Good Friday, and Marong, Drouin and Ballarat on Easter Monday.
Victoria Police will also be running their own campaign, ‘Operation Nexus’, also targeting the fatal five – speed, fatigue, distraction, failure to wear seatbelts, and drug and drink driving (as mentioned by Superintendent Fioravanti).
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Booze and drug buses will also be operating across the state, with Operation Nexus running well into the ANZAC Day public holiday.
Stay safe on the roads and have a happy Easter – from Flow FM!
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