Rise In Car Crash Numbers Along Local Roads Invokes Fear

Post date: Jul 16, 2020 1:33:52 AM

Motorists are being reminded to drive safely and monitor road conditions these school holidays after a worrying rise in crashes over the last week.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Acting Minister for Transport and Roads Paul Toole said there had been 12 fatal crashes since the start of the school holidays, which had tragically resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

“Last year there were 16 fatal crashes and 16 people killed over the entire July school holiday period. Frighteningly this means that with nearly a week left to run, this year NSW has almost recorded as many fatalities as last year’s entire July holiday period,” Mr Toole said.

“School holidays are meant to be a time of fun with family and friends - instead 14 people have lost their lives. Every life lost on our roads is a tragedy and has a devastating ripple effect on local communities.”

Mr Toole said that as of today, the NSW road toll currently stands at 170, and although it is 18 less than for the same time last year, it is still too high.

“One life lost is one too many. We want everyone to arrive safely at their destination and enjoy the school holidays,” Mr Toole said.