Since the start of the July school holidays, there have been 12 fatal crashes on New South Wales, Australia, roads, which have resulted in 14 deaths.

In 2019, there were 16 fatal crashes and 16 people killed over the entire July school holiday period.

Drivers are being reminded of the importance of driving to the conditions and slowing down.

“As always, police will be out in full force enforcing the road rules to keep the community safe,” said Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott. “After the tragedies we saw on the roads over the weekend, drivers are reminded to keep abreast of weather warnings and not to do anything that might put your life, or the life of a loved one or stranger, in jeopardy.”