COMMUNITY URGED TO MAKE EVERY JOURNEY A SAFE ONE THIS EASTER
Written on the 6 April 2017 by Kevin Conolly
Mr Kevin Conolly, State Member for Riverstone, is urging motorists to make every journey a safe one this Easter in a bid to drive the road toll down Towards Zero on our state's roads.
Of the total 384 lives lost on NSW roads last year, 109 were from the Sydney region. In 2015 there were 110 people killed and the shocking number of 6,390 people seriously injured in the Sydney region.
"Last year's 2016 Easter holiday road toll saw two fatalities on NSW roads and this year our goal is zero," said Mr Conolly.
The NSW Government has also announced that in addition to targeted Police enforcement to deter dangerous behaviour such as speed, drink-driving and non-seat belt use, people can expect to see more education and awareness campaigns in high-risk locations over the Easter break.
"Research proves that with education and enforcement we can save lives - make every journey a safe one this Easter," said Mr Conolly.
Double demerits will be in force this Easter from midnight Wednesday, 12 April to midnight Monday, 17 April and again for the holiday period from midnight Thursday, 20 April to midnight Tuesday, 25 April.
Drivers are encouraged to stay informed and for the latest updates on NSW road conditions visit: www.livetraffic.com
Author: Kevin Conolly
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