Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has encouraged road users to take on board the National Road Safety Week message.

Ms Cooke is asking drivers to make safety a particular focus on roads in the Cootamundra electorate this week and help slow the road toll.

“One death is one too many, and it’s devastating to see that as of the beginning of the month, there have been seven fatalities this year on our electorate’s roads,” Ms Cooke said.

“We often have to travel great distances in our cars, utes, vans or trucks, and it’s vital that we make sure we drive to the conditions, observe speed limits, and that we take regular breaks.

“And if there’s a chance you are affected by alcohol or drugs, make the right decision and leave the driving to somebody else.

“Nothing is more important than driving safely so that everybody can reach their loved ones at journey’s end.”

The NSW Government is investing a record $1.9 billion over the next five years to improve road safety across the state and bring the road toll Towards Zero

For more information on National Road Safety Week please visit: www.roadsafetyweek.net.auCaption: Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging drivers to take on board the message of National Road Safety Week.