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Police urge extra caution on roads during holidays

Central District Police urge motorists to exercise extra caution on roads during holiday period

Monday, 13 January 2014 - 9:51am

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As people return to work and others prepare to enjoy a break, Central District Police want to remind those travelling through the District to exercise extra caution and remember that the reduced speed tolerance of 4km/h is still in place.

Until 31 January 2014, Police will be strictly enforcing a reduced speed tolerance of 4km/h, combined with a highly visible presence. Anyone doing 4km/h over the sign posted speed limit can expect to receive an infringement.

"Police want everyone to have a safer summer. Our whole reason for the lower speed tolerance is to reduce the risk of crashes on our roads and by that reduce the risk of death and injury on our roads," says Senior Sergeant Kris Burbery, officer in charge of Central District Highway Patrol.

"We want everyone travelling through our area to get to their destination safely. Holiday driving requires extra care and patience due to the heavy volume of traffic on the road and most motorists recognise this."

Three lives have been lost to date on roads this year in the Central District and Police ask that drivers do their part by driving to the conditions, watching their speed, making sure everyone has seatbelts on (including proper use of child restraints) and not drinking before driving.

"During holiday periods fatigue can be a real concern and I urge drivers to leave time in their journey to stop and refresh. There are many great places to stop in the District to enjoy the scenery. Resting your eyes for a while can really rejuvenate your concentration."

"From what we have seen so far in the District the vast majority of motorists have slowed down and this is great news. I want to thank those motorists for their assistance as we strive to make our roads safer," says Senior Sergeant Kris Burbery.


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