Council Calls for Special Care on Easter Roads

Narromine Shire Council is calling on local drivers to take special care on the roads this Easter, as part of a combined push to drive down a soaring road toll in NSW.

Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager, Jane Redden said Council was working closely with the NSW Government to keep people safe on our Regions roads, following a doubling of the road toll over the Christmas-New Year holiday period.

In 2017, 392 people lost their lives on the road, while there were more than 12,000 serious injuries.

“Statistics from the NSW Centre for Road Safety show that each year, more than two-thirds of all fatalities occur on country roads” she said.

“Council is unwavering in its commitment to reducing these horrifying statistics.

“In our local government area alone, there were 9 fatal crashes between 2014 and 2016, and 34 crashes involving serious injury.”

“The experts tell us that the main behavioural factors contributing to these deaths and injuries are:

“A moment’s inattention, a one-off case of speeding, fatigue or not realising you’re over the limit could result in a lifetime of regrets – or no life at all.”

Travellers are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks to ensure they stay safe on the roads.