TRAGIC START TO LIVES LOST ON OUR ROADS THIS YEAR
As of the 27th of March, 77 people have lost their lives on Victoria's roads.
Last year we saw a significant drop in the number of lives lost, but only three months on those numbers have dramatically increased.
In what has been a tragic start to the year, 52 of the lives lost have been on our regional roads and 20 have been motorcyclists.
With the school holidays and Easter just around the corner we are urging drivers to stay safe on the roads. Making the right decisions can be the difference between life and death, so please slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks if you are tired.
It's important if you are planning a road trip make sure you're not tired before you decide to drive and leave plenty of time to get to your destination. Stop and stretch your legs every two hours or swap drivers. Drowsiness is a factor in about one-in-ten deaths on our roads.
Road trauma has a long-lasting impact on the loved ones and communities affected by the loss or serious injury of someone they know. So please make the right decisions before you drive to ensure everyone gets to their holiday destinations safely