Country Men’s Hockey Championships Focus on Driver Fatigue

Posted on: Monday, 16 July 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Country Men’s Hockey Championships Focus on Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue, as a contributing factor in road fatalities and serious injury, was a focus of the 2018 Western Australian Men’s Country Hockey Championships held in Perth recently.

The importance of getting home safely from a weekend away playing and socialising is not lost on the organisers of the annual championships.

“We always consider the travel component of visiting associations, fixture start and finish times and promoting swapping drivers and taking breaks when returning home,” said Hockey WA Competitions Manager, Shayley McGurk.
 
“We need to ensure the association representatives such as team managers and coaches are well aware of the need for players, umpires and spectators to get home safely. We are seeing associations appointing dedicated bus drivers and skippers which is great to see."

A proactive response to an issue such as road trauma is important.” Ms McGurk said. 

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Pictured above: Driver fatigue and its impact on road fatalities and serious road trauma was a focus of the 2018 Western Australian Men’s Country Hockey Championships held in Perth.

 

For more information regarding local road safety activities in the Wheatbelt South region, please contact Road Safety Advisor Rodney Thornton on 0409 689 313 or email rthornton@walga.asn.au.

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