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Police are strongly advising that motorists behave safely on roads around the country during Labour Weekend after a devastating start resulting in four fatal crashes.
Front line staff have attended four fatal crashes across the country since the official weekend period began at 4 pm yesterday afternoon.
National Road Policing Manager, Acting Superintendent Gini Welch says that Police have responded to a number of other serious crashes which have resulted in significant injuries to those that were involved.
“While it is too early to talk about the cause of these crashes, we will continue to relentlessly remind people we all have a part to play to keep our roads safe,” said Gini Welch.
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“With high volumes of traffic on our roads this long weekend, we implore you to keep your speeds down, pay attention to your surroundings and the conditions, and watch your following distances to ensure you arrive alive.”
“Most people behave safely on the roads most of the time, but it only takes one risky decision or moment of inattention to result in tragedy.”
Police say the actions of every driver and rider makes a difference in keeping others safe on the road.