Keeping Southern Roads Safe This Summer

Southern Police are urging drivers to take care over the summer period as more people take to the road for travel to their holiday destination. “With more people out on the roads over the next couple of weeks, drivers need to take care on their journey,” says Inspector Tania Baron, Southern District Road Policing Manager. “We all have the same goal in mind to get to our destinations safely to enjoy the festive season with our families so let’s make sure we achieve it.”

“There are some key things that we can all do to reduce the risk on our roads, not just for the holiday period but at every time of the year:

  • The posted speed limit is a maximum and not a guide line. A reduced 4km/h threshold remains in place over the summer period until the end of January;
  • The roads will be congested at times, so plan your journey ahead and allow for extra time to reach your destination;
  • If you do have a few drinks, have a plan B ready to get to your destination.
  • All drivers can expect to be breath tested if stopped by police; and
  • Wearing a seatbelt is simple and can be the one factor that saves your life if you do end up in a crash.”

“Our staff will be out on the roads doing our best to keep everyone safe, but it’s not just up to us. If members of the public drive to the conditions and take note of the key points above, we’re more likely to reach our destination safely.” “Let’s have a summer period where no one loses a loved one on our roads.”