Don’t rush on the Kings Highway this summer

The message for motorists from the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership this summer is clear – don’t rush, plan your journey, take breaks and drive to arrive alive.

The launch of the Kings Highway Road Safety Summer Campaign saw Councillor Peter Bray join forces with representatives from NSW and ACT Police at Brooks Hill rest area out on the Kings Highway, encouraging drivers to take a break.

ACT Policing and NSW Police Force work closely to provide a coordinated approach to traffic enforcement on the Kings Highway and will actively target dangerous driving behaviours this summer.

“Speed remains the number one killer on our roads and we still see far too many people speeding on the Kings Highway. Last summer on the Kings Highway 368 drivers were issued with speeding infringements during the December – January campaign period,” Sergeant Dominic Goodyer of the Cooma Monaro LAC said.

“Don’t rush, stop and take a break, the consequences are not worth it. We want you to get to your destination safely and enjoy the summer break with your family and friends,” Sgt Goodyer said.

NSW State Government collected $217,299 worth of revenue from Queanbeyan during the months of December 2014 –January 2015 from Speed Offences.

‘Our message to drivers this summer is save your money, don’t rush and stick to the speed limit’ said Queanbeyan City Council’s Road Safety Officer Joanne Wilson-Ridley. ‘Make sure you’re well rested, your car is in good condition and leave yourself plenty of time for a few breaks along the way.’

The Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership formed eight years ago with members from Eurobodalla, Palerang, Shoalhaven and Queanbeyan councils, ACT Policing, NSW Police, the NRMA Road Safety Trust, Roads and Maritime Services and the ACT Government Justice and Community Safety Directorate with the aim of reducing road trauma on the Kings Highway.

Kings Highway launch 

Councillor Peter Bray joins forces with NSW and ACT Police to urge motorists to slow down this summer on the Kings Highway