National Road Safety Week 2023 | 14 - 21 May

Published on Monday, 15 May 2023 at 8:42:24 AM

“Stay in Your Lane”

The most common crash type on regional roads is a single vehicle leaving the road, generally at high speed. 80% of fatigue related crashes are on country roads. Take a break every 2 hours, swap drivers regularly, slow down and increase your chances of staying in your lane.

“Drive to the changing conditions”

In the Goldfields-Esperance region the conditions of the road are constantly changing. Reduce your speed, be alert and make the necessary allowances for changing conditions.

“Fatigue is a silent killer”

You can drift in and out of sleep without even knowing it. Sleep experts call this a micro-sleep and it can last between three and five seconds. These micro-sleeps are the main cause of fatigue-related crashes where the driver runs off the road. When you are doing 100km/h on a country road it doesn’t leave you much chance. It’s not worth the risk. Don’t drive tired.

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