A digital advent calendar is providing 25 days of road safety tips to drivers in Victoria, Australia.

The “Spend it Wisely” advent calendar initiative is being run by the Transport Accident Commission and provides discounts and offers at local businesses to help Victorians have an enjoyable and safe Christmas on and off the road.

The calendar encourages Victorians to Spend it Wisely in all forms – from spending money with businesses that have had it tough this year, to spending time on the roads safely to get home to their loved ones.

Minister for Road Safety Ben Carroll says Christmas is traditionally one of the busiest times on the state’s roads and this year is expected to be particularly busy with more people holidaying locally.

“Many Victorians won’t have driven long distances this year, particularly at high speed on unfamiliar roads, so it’s crucial for people to take extra care as they head off on their road trip,” he said.

“Motorists should allow plenty of time to get to their destination, take plenty of breaks, avoid driving when you would usually be sleeping, share the driving if possible and be patient.”

The calendar can be viewed online at https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety/spend-it-wisely