Easter plea to drivers

WITH the Easter break looming, VicRoads is urging motorists to drive safely and plan ahead.

VicRoads Eastern Region regional director Scott Lawrence is asking motorists to be extra vigilant these holidays in the wake of several deaths on Gippsland roads this year.

He said roads across Gippsland were likely to be busier as motorists made their way to holiday destinations such as Seaspray, Port Albert and Loch Sport.

Mr Lawrence said more traffic on Gippsland roads, as well as fatigue, weather and overall safety of vehicles could contribute to the risk of crashes.

With many roadworks still underway across Gippsland as part of VicRoads’ maintenance schedule, he asked motorists to be patient around work sites and adhere to speed limits.

“Motorists should be aware of major works on the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale as the duplication progresses at Fulham, where a new roundabout is being installed, and at Blind Joe’s Creek where a new bridge is under construction,” Mr Lawrence said.