New Research Uncovered Escalating Risks by Drivers on Our Rural and Regional Roads

September 4, 2023 12:39 am in by

New research released for Rural Road Safety Month has uncovered the escalating risks being taken by drivers on our rural and regional roads.

More than half of all drivers (51%) admitted to breaking rules when travelling on regional roads, like speeding (41%), using their phone (13%) and crossing a double line (11%).

Alarmingly, a quarter of drivers (25%) say they’ve struggled to stay focused due to fatigue with 1 in 5 admitting to ‘pushing on’ when they were feeling tired.

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Russell White from the Australian Road Safety Foundation says the findings are a major concern at a time when the regional road toll continues to soar.

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