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Tips on how to stay safe on the roads this Easter weekend

With the official Easter holiday road toll period now open, police are hoping for no fatalities after a horror period last year.

More than 100 people have already died on our roads this year.

Seven died over Easter last year, and dozens were hurt. 

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    Seven people died in crashes last Easter weekend, and 45 were seriously injured. Source: 1 NEWS

    With this in mind, here are some tips to keep you safe on the roads this weekend:

    - The basics: Check your brakes, windscreen wipers, lights and tyres before you head off.

    - Driving in the rain is most dangerous just after the rain starts, that’s because the water mixes with the oil and grease on the road, creating a ‘slick’ coating.

    - If you do lose control, be prepared to react. Keep both hands on the wheel and ease off the gas and increase your following distance to  at least four seconds.

    - Avoid slamming the brakes, instead pump the brake pedal in short bursts.


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      Police are hoping for no fatalities as the official Easter holiday road toll period is now open. Source: 1 NEWS