#ForceOutFatigue on WA roads this Easter

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10 Apr 2017

The Road Safety Commission and Road Safety Western Force have banded together in a bid to #ForceOutFatigue on Western Australian roads this Easter.

A series of videos posted to the RSC social media channels feature Road Safety Western Force players talking about how they fight the effects of fatigue every day.

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia said the players’ tips to combat fatigue as athletes, translate to fighting fatigue on long road trips.

“Week in, week out, the Road Safety Western Force players need to combat fatigue at training, on the field or after a long trip to South Africa or New Zealand,” said Mr Papalia.

"We can use the same teaching in road safety and staying alert behind the wheel."

Get a good night’s sleep before getting behind the wheel, make regular stops along the way, stay alert by eating healthy snacks and travel with a friend who can share the driving.

Double demerit points come into effect at midnight on Wednesday April 12th and will run until midnight Monday April 17th.

“Once again, you will see WA Police out and about, enforcing those offences that are known to be factors in fatal and serious injury crashes on Western Australian roads,” said Mr Papalia.

Don’t drive if you’ve been drinking, put on a seat belt, leave your phone alone, stick to the speed limit and obey traffic lights, otherwise you’ll be hit with double the points if you get caught.

The first #ForceOutFatigue video is now available on the Road Safety Commission’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel.


Claire Thomas


0467 802 855

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