Road Conditions Report December 2013-January 2014

The Arrive Alive website would like to wish all road users a safe travel to their destinations this Festive Season. Most fatal road crashes are caused by driver error and we would like to plead with drivers to remain alert and avoid any distractions behind the steering wheel.

The RTMC Festive Season Road Safety Report for December 1, 2011 to 10 January 10 last year showed the most common causes of crashes as being:
 
Speeds too high for conditions, especially, during bad weather and at night.
Dangerous, reckless or inconsiderate driving, particularly barrier line infringements.
Alcohol abuse by drivers and pedestrians.
Fatigue, especially among public passenger drivers.
Vehicle fitness, particularly tyre failure and defective brakes.
Pedestrian negligence (jay walking, walking on freeways, not visible at night and walking on roads while intoxicated).
These sobering statistics should serve as a wake-up call.  We need to reflect on our behaviour as responsible citizens; it is time to stop the carnage that claims countless lives.
 
Although the government is committed to ending the carnage, road safety is everybody’s responsibility.  Too often road fatalities are caused by reckless driver behaviour, or unroadworthy vehicles.  It is you, the road user, who can spearhead a change in behaviour by doing the right thing: make sure that your vehicle is roadworthy, buckle up, take regular breaks and do not drive when drunk.

The National Roads Agency has provided an update on Road Works and Road Conditions for December 2013-January 2014.

We would like to urge the public to assist in providing feedback on road conditions by submitting reports on the following page

Report Bad Road Conditions

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