Calls for drivers to be patient during festive season

Trucking Association calls for all road users to slow down and take breaks…

We say it around this time every year, there are people with us now who won’t survive the Christmas holidays.

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) wants us all to slow down and take breaks if we are travelling on the roads during the festive holidays.

ATA Chair, Noelene Watson, says lives can be saved, if safety is the number one priority for road users.

“The Christmas period is one of the busiest times of year for many trucking businesses, and it’s also one of the busiest times on the road.

“With heavier traffic, long traffic queues and different festive events to get to, it is very important to plan to ensure your driver schedules have allowed for time to account for the increased traffic volumes on the road,”

“Fatigue management is essential, with big meals, long days and late nights making it easy to feel sleepy behind the wheel.

“Keep to the speed limit and pull up when tired.

“Share the drive with another qualified driver, and avoid driving if you don’t feel up to being able to give 100% concentration to it.”

To raise awareness and remind all road users of safety these holidays, the ATA has developed this short animated video…

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