You never know what you are going to find on the roads, particularly around Christmas time.
In the Central Highlands, be prepared to find travelling stock along the roads.
Three lots of drovers are still on the roads in the area and likely to remain there over Christmas.
One mob in the Capella area is heading south towards Emerald, another is heading from Springsure towards Rolleston and yet another is grazing in the Bauhinia area.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said it is a good reminder that not all of us get to take a break and being mindful and patient on the roads this Christmas period is important.
‘While most of us are looking forward to the Christmas break, for some, the day job does not just stop,’ he said.
‘Those cattle and the drovers are likely to remain in the region until it rains, or until they can find agistment.
‘So, as the holiday season approaches, please be responsible and courteous on our roads and start planning now for a safe trip, if you are travelling.’
To stay safe on Central Highlands roads this Christmas:
- Check over your vehicle before going on a long trip, particularly if you are going to tow the van or boat for the first time in a while.
- Plan your trip to allow for plenty of rest stops and avoid fatigue.
- Think about how you will get home from that Christmas barbecue – do not drink and drive.
- Stick to speed limits and buckle up.
- If it is flooded, forget it.