“Although Easter can be a time of celebration and family, it can also be a time of tragedy due to deaths on our roads,” said the NTC, stating that unfamiliar roads and longer distances travelled to reach holiday destinations can increase the risk of being involved in fatal car crashes during the Easter period.
The NTC is also warning drivers of the risks associated with drink driving, speeding and fatigue.
“Drivers need to plan in advance and consider alternatives in order to get home safely for Easter,” said NTC Chief Executive Nick Dimopoulos.
“The biggest killers on our roads are speed, fatigue and drink driving. Stick to speed limits, avoid driving fatigued and avoid driving under the influence.
“You owe it to yourself and your family to stay safe this Easter,” he said.