With the school holidays upon us, drivers are urged to prioritise safety on our roads.

“With more children playing on and around our roads, now is the time to be more attentive and aware of your surroundings,” said Anne Stanley, Member for Werriwa.

The school holidays are usually a busy time on our roads and it takes everyone’s efforts to make sure we have zero deaths.

In February alone 110 Australians lost their life on our roads.

“Deaths on our roads are not just a statistic; they are someone’s parent, child, sibling, colleague, or cherished friend,” Ms Stanley said.

The school holidays should be a time when families can rest and relax after the term at school and prepare for the next one. It should not be a time of tragedy.

Drivers can do their part by ensuring they are not distracted, take regular breaks when driving long distances, travel at or below the speed limit and drive to road conditions.