PREMIER Denis Napthine has made one final impassioned plea to south-west motorists to stay alert and stay alive while travelling during this year’s Holiday Road Toll period.
Dr Napthine, the Member for South West Coast, said Victoria was headed towards its lowest annual road toll on record but motorists must remain vigilant.
“Victoria’s’ road toll is on track for another historic low and a sixth consecutive drop, but even one fatality on our road network is one too many,” Dr Napthine said
“We know that the coming days before Christmas and the weekend after New Year represent the most dangerous period on our roads because there are hundreds of thousands of people travelling to family functions and other festivities.
“My plea to all Victorians is to be safe this holiday season, be extra cautious on our roads, stay within the speed limits, make sure you are well-rested before getting behind the wheel and never drink and drive,” Dr Napthine said.
Full story in The Spectator on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.