Motorists urged to drive safely this Easter

Posted by: Cal on 17/04/2014

Category: Tyre Information

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs, has urged motorists to take extra care when driving over the Easter and Anzac day holiday periods.

Holidays are always a busy time on the roads, with plenty of people heading out of town to make the most of the short break. However, increased numbers of drivers on the roads may consequently increase the risk of having an accident.

Overall, the road toll for Australia has decreased since past years, with 103 fewer deaths in 2013 than in 2012, according to an April 17 press release. However, motorists still need to be vigilant on the roads to ensure the safety of themselves and other passengers.

Minister Briggs recommends drivers put distractions aside until they have pulled over, embark on trips when well-rested and take regular rest stops. It is also important to stick to the speed limit, and ensure every person in the vehicle has a seatbelt on at all times.

In addition, drivers should never drink and drive, and always be mindful of other road users.

Here at Tyreright, we recommend drivers travelling over the Easter break make a thorough inspection of their car tyres before taking to the roads.

If it's been more than five years since you last replaced them, you may need to invest in a new set altogether. We suggest a quality brand such as Bridgestone tyres.

Otherwise, checking your tyre pressure, tread depth and overall condition of your car tyres will help make your Easter and Anzac break a sweet one!