Drivers urged to drive safely on the Kings Highway

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The Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership have launched their 2022-2023 summer safe driving campaign.   

The partnership, which was formed fourteen years ago, strives to keep the Kings Highway free of fatalities and serious collisions by promoting safe driving behaviours.  

Acting Inspector Ken Williams of ACT Road Policing, wants to remind the Canberra community to drive within the speed limit, stay alert and always take breaks.   

“The message to drivers is very simple – slow down. If you speed, then you should expect to get caught and face the consequences – no matter what side of the border you’re on,” said acting Inspector Williams. 

“For Canberrans heading to and from the coast, make sure you plan to stop and take a break during your journey.  

“There are a lot of communities along the way that have done it tough the past couple years. You can help them and make your trip safer, by stopping in one of the towns along the way.”   

Drivers are reminded to:

  •  Plan your trip before you leave  
  • Don’t drive tired – be aware of your fatigue level  

  • Make sure your car is road-ready by checking tyres, windscreen wipers, lights and indicators and oil and water levels.  

  • Don’t exceed the speed limit   

  • Leave a three second gap between you and the car ahead.    

Drivers towing caravans and boats are urged to be especially cautious and slow down during the holiday period. Keep an eye on your mirrors and if you notice a line of traffic behind you, and if it is safe to do this, pull-over to let other vehicles past.  

The partnership brings together Eurobodalla Shire, Shoalhaven City and Queanbeyan Palerang Regional councils, ACT Policing, NSW Police, Transport Canberra and City Services, and Transport for NSW with the aim of reducing road trauma on the Kings Highway.  


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