If you’re planning to drive over long weekends or school holidays, keep in mind that lots of others are doing the same. But if you think first and plan ahead, it’s easy to steer clear of the worst traffic for a safe and comfortable journey.
Use the links below to plan your trip and avoid driver fatigue.
Test Your Tired Self
Test Your Tired Self (external link)
The Science of Sleep
The best way to avoid driver fatigue is to make sure you have enough sleep before driving, regardless of the length of your trip. There are 3 sleep factors to consider before deciding whether or not to start driving -circadian rhythms, sleep debt and sleep inertia.
The Science of Sleep (external link)
Trip Planning & Directions
Google Maps provides estimated trip times between any two locations in Australia. Alternate routes are also available to avoid tolls and highways.
Google Maps (external link)
Traffic Updates & Information
Visit the RMS traffic website for live updates on hazards such as accidents, road work, major events, fire and flood or call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701.
Live Traffic Updates (external link)