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NTI urges drivers to stay safe over Christmas

Australian truck insurer, National Transport Insurance (NTI), is urging truck drivers to stay safe by sharing the road and being aware of less experienced drivers this Christmas period.
 
NTI Chief Executive Officer, Tony Clark, said the company has seen a 3.7 per cent increase in the number of serious truck accidents over the past 12 months, as well as a 7.3 per cent rise in the total cost of accidents.

"The lead-up to Christmas is a very busy time with cars often travelling on roads the driver isn’t necessarily familiar with,” said Clark.

“At the same time, transport operators are working hard to ensure shelves are stocked – this is a peak time for them.

“Fatigue, inappropriate overtaking, and underestimating the road conditions can all be a recipe for disaster. All drivers must be mindful of other road users and do their part to ensure everyone reaches their destination safely,” he said.

Clark also urged the trucking industry to step up over this busy time.

“With greater congestion on our roads over Christmas, NTI urges our professional drivers to remain acutely aware of road conditions and the threat of less experienced road users as they deliver supplies for the Christmas holidays,” said Clark.

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