Transport Accident Commission issues advice to people attending Saturday’s Spring Carnival Ladies' Day at Tatura.
The Transport Accident Commission is urging revellers to have a plan in place when it comes to getting home from Saturday’s Spring Carnival Ladies’ Day at Tatura.
The commission’s executive officer Janet Dore said police would be patrolling the area’s roads on the day.
She said almost a quarter of Victorian road deaths involved a driver or rider who had been drinking alcohol and had a blood alcohol concentration of .05 or higher.
‘‘Most Victorians tend to spend a lot of time planning their outfits and not enough time thinking about the end of the day and how they’ll get home,’’ Ms Dore said.
‘‘We urge all of you to think carefully about the safest options on offer to help you get home safely, so that your day at the races doesn’t end in tragedy.’’
Commission breath testing teams will be on course to help racegoers avoid drink-driving and will be set up at exit points to provide free breath tests, tea, coffee and water to racegoers.
Commission research showed regional drivers were more likely to drink and drive than residents in metropolitan Melbourne.
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