Call-out data from Allianz Global Assistance indicates that Aussie drivers are 60% more likely to need roadside assistance on a public holiday, such as Labour Day, than any other day of the year.
On average, we receive more than 700 calls on a public holiday compared to just over 400 on normal days. In fact, over a typical Labour Day weekend, we expect to help at least 4000 Australian motorists across the country with mechanical problems or other roadside emergencies.
Because we’re committed to helping Australians in need, we make additional roadside assistance staff available on public holidays so assistance is on standby. But what can you do to avoid problems?
Three tips for hassle-free driving on public holidays:
- It might be just a day or weekend away, but you should prepare your car the same way you would for an extended drive.
- Remember that more people are on the road and allow plenty of time to get to your destination, and if possible, avoid driving at peak times.
- Try not to enter holiday mode until you’ve arrived safely. Drive with your usual caution, show patience and limit distractions so you reduce the risk of avoidable mishaps.