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More Than 800,000 RVs Hitting Australia’s Roads This Summer

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Around 800,000 RVs are scheduled to travel the roads, with over 4 million travels planned for this summer, according to the Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA).

November marks the start of CIAA’s summer Caravan & Camping Safety initiative, according to a report.

As Christmas draws near, Aussie campers and RVers are warned to take extra care when driving on roads.

Research shows accidents are most likely to occur in the following circumstances:

  • RV road users are most likely to have a crash on Monday or Sunday as drivers return from their holidays
  • Collisions are most likely to occur between 10 am and 12 pm
  • While crashes are more likely to occur in urban centers, fatalities are more likely to occur on regional roads
  • Rear Ends are the most common reason for a crash (18 percent), followed by collisions when turning (14 percent) and losing control (13 percent)

Awareness and education are crucial, CIAA says. Every day, road users are urged to prepare for the next phase of their journey.

CIAA states that this information is pertinent to everyone who drives, regardless of experience. It will allow them to combat fatigue, appropriate use of rest stops including truck rest areas, car preparation, sharing roads with trucks, towing, shared spaces in caravan (RV) parks, and pool safety.

“Arriving safely at your destination is obviously critical, but statistics show that there is also an increased risk of drownings in the summer months, and the campaign will also focus on water and pool safety,” spokesman Keelan Howard said.

Fourteen million nights and four million or more camping excursions will be made in the next few months.

Caravan holiday parks are looking at welcoming campers back for what they hope will be a booming summer. The primary focus will be on the safety of pools and common spaces in caravan holiday parks.

“Camping popularity is at an all-time high, as Australians see the many benefits of a camping holiday, getting back into nature with family and friends, seeing our beautiful country, and supporting tourism and regional areas while also escaping the stress of our busy day to day lives,” said Howard.

“The last few years have reminded Australians how lucky we are and that we may have taken some of our fondest and simplest pleasures for granted,” he added.

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