Drive safely this long weekend

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall is urging all drivers hitting the road this long weekend to drive safely, especially those making the long haul to the MCG to watch the Adelaide Crows play in the AFL Grand Final.

It’s expected around 30,000 Crows fanatics will make the trip to Melbourne this weekend via our roads and should take extra caution with the increased traffic on our highways.

“I urge all motorists to drive safely, allow plenty of time for your journey and have rest stops along the way to prevent driver fatigue,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.

“The long weekend is a perfect opportunity for South Australians to hit the road and visit and experience some of our state’s many beautiful regions.

“If you’re making the trek to the MCG to watch the Adelaide Crows ensure you allow plenty of time and take extra care with the increased traffic on our highways.

“If you are driving with your family or friends look after each other by sharing the driving and allowing plenty of time for rest stops.

“South Australia’s road toll is unacceptably high this year, about 20 per cent higher than the same time last year.

“Driver fatigue on long road trips can result in serious injury or worse and every road user has a responsibility to play their part and drive safely so we can hopefully avoid another tragedy.”