Australia has more than 820,000 registered RVs and caravans, many of which are planning to travel again, taking precautions and preplanning to ensure a safe trip during the holidays.
An estimated 1.7 million caravans and campers are set to travel throughout this Easter Holiday.
With COVID restrictions easing up, the expected increase in tourism is good news for Australia and all the tourism companies looking to recover after two difficult years.
The Caravan Industry Consumer Sentiment Report showed that Australians are keen to hit the road again after easing travel restrictions.
Concerns about traveling drastically decreased, with 62% of Australians believing that the country is less affected by the virus than most countries.
Last February, a study revealed an increase in demand for travel, with 41% of respondents saying they are more likely to travel, up from 18% in August 2021.
Additionally, 56% of respondents stated they planned their next trip, while 52% preferred to travel for an interstate holiday.
When preparing, road safety guidelines about the best way to plan a trip to avoid fatigue, properly use rest stops, vehicle preparation, sharing the roads with trucks, towing, caravan park sites, and pool safety will be promoted and shared.
Road Safety Research indicates that those who drive on the roads with RVs are more likely to be involved in an accident on Monday or Sunday as they return from the holidays. The most likely time for crashes is between 10 am and 12 pm.
Although accidents are more likely to be experienced in cities, mortalities are more likely to occur on regional roads. Rear Ends are the most frequently cited reason for an accident with 18%, followed by angle collisions like turning with 14% or losing control with 13%.
In collaboration with other state caravan associations, professional service providers, and other relevant organizations like the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and Queensland Trucking Association, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia has developed free to access consumer digital and print-based educational materials.