The RACT is urging all drivers to ensure they are prepared and travel safely on our roads during the busy Easter period.
Roadside Assist calls from country areas increase during the Easter holidays,
and many are preventable.
encouraged to ensure regular servicing, repairs and maintenance are carried out
on their vehicle. While this won’t absolutely guarantee you a breakdown-free Easter,
it will help you to avoid a call-out.
If towing a boat
or caravan, make sure the lights work, and that the coupling and safety chain
are in good order. Proper wheel bearing maintenance is also highly recommended
if you have not had the trailer out for a while.
And, as daylight
saving will end during Easter, motorists will be travelling in darker
conditions earlier in the evenings, so make sure all lights are working and
switched on when appropriate. RACT recommends low beam headlights are used at
all times during highway driving.
drivers should plan ahead for their trip, taking into account the weather
forecast and how this will affect road conditions; check for roadworks planned
on your driving route and allow extra time to travel; and, if possible, avoid driving at
dusk or dawn because of animals on the road.
Police will be out in force during the Easter break and we join them in asking
drivers to keep the ‘fatal five’ in mind:
• Slow down and drive to the conditions
• Pay attention all the time
• Don’t drive while tired
• Wear your seatbelt or helmet
• Don’t drive after drinking or if you’ve taken drugs – it’s not
just your life at risk.
The State Emergency
Service will operate Driver Reviver stops throughout the state on Easter Monday
(2 April). Click here for more details and locations.