Drivers in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, are being urged to “treat everyone on the roads as if they are family” as part of Road Rules Awareness Week.

The annual event encourages motorists to do their part to keep themselves and others safe by refreshing their knowledge of road rules.

“We need to treat everyone on the roads as if they are loved ones as if they are family,” said Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward.

“Every decision we make can have consequences, and sometimes they can be tragic and avoidable. We have a shared responsibility to make our roads safer, and following and understanding the road rules is vital.”

Last year NSW recorded the lowest road toll since 1923 with 270 fatalities.

Motorists can brush up on their road rules knowledge using the Road User Handbook or the Top 10 Misunderstood Road Rules Handbook on the NSW Government website.