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VicRoads Issues Last Minute Tips Ahead Of The Labor Day Long Weekend

Ahead of a busy weekend for many Victorians, VicRoads has some great road trip tips to help drivers get to their destination safely.

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Check the tyres, brakes, lights, oil and water. If there's any doubts, VicRoads recommend taking your car to a professional mechanic to double check before you leave.

A safe car will help drivers avoid a collision and contribute to their safety should the worst happen. It’s also a road user's legal responsibility to ensure their car is roadworthy with severe penalties in place for motorists who disregard these laws.

VicRoads also suggests that drivers make sure they're well rested before setting off and to not drive at times when they would normally be sleeping.

Take regular breaks and remain hydrated. Carry plenty of fresh drinking water. Keep an eye out for SES Driver Reviver stations.

If you’re driving on roads that you’re unfamiliar with, extra attention is required, and be sure to check the Fire Danger Ratings Daily. Smoke is still impacting some areas due to recent fires, and some roads remain closed.

Drivers are encouraged to visit emergency.vic.gov.au for fire danger information before they travel, and traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au for a current list of road closures.

With the Port Fairy Folk Festival on, VicRoads suggests that local drivers leave room for error from those visiting Warrnambool and Port Fairy. It is likely some drivers will be unsure of where they are going, so a little courtesy will make for a much nicer experience for everyone.

VicRoads are expecting heavier than normal traffic on the Great Ocean Road as well as the Bellarine Highway, Hume Freeway, Princes Freeway, Mornington Peninsula Freeway, South Gippsland Highway, Bass Highway and Phillip Island Road. VicRoads asks motorists to be patient and show respect and courtesy to fellow road users.

For the latest traffic information around the state, drivers can visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or download the VicTraffic app via the app store.

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