The long weekend may be over but the message of road safety lives on. Operation Slow Down began at midnight on Friday and ended on Monday at midnight with double demerits in force throughout the operation.
With the increased number of vehicles on the road over the Labour Day Long Weekend, drivers traveling to their holidays are reminded that truck drivers are still hard at work.
Ben Maguire, ATA CEO said drivers should always use common sense and be cautious. If you’re ill, tired or not up to driving, take a break or let someone else take over.
The ATA said drivers should stick to speed limits and don’t rush, rather enjoy the journey as well as the destination. Also allow ample time to travel and take breaks if necessary.
Light motor vehicle drivers should be aware of trucks on the road, particularly given that light motor vehicles are responsible for 80 per cent of the multi-car crashes involving heavy vehicles.