Country Fire Authority firefighters are urging communities to take care on the roads this weekend, as more Victorians being to enjoy relaxed COVID-19 restrictions and the warmer weather.
It comes as government and community bodies advocate for National Road Safety Week, which ends on Sunday.
CFA responded to a total of 4350 motor vehicle collisions over the past 12 months, ending October 31, 2020.
Last year, CFA saw an increase in responses to road trauma incidents in the warmer months starting from September, with firefighters hopeful the pattern doesn't repeat this year.
CFA Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook urged Victorians to be vigilant when travelling this weekend.
"With the weather getting warmer, people will be getting outdoors and travelling more frequently as we approach COVID-normal," he said.
"Be careful, look out for one another and do your part in helping us limit the number of road trauma incidents across our state."
National Road Safety Week honours those lives lost on Australian roads and pledges to raised awareness to make roads safer for everyone.
The campaign asks Australians to "pledge to drive so others survive" by behaving safely and responsibly on the roads.
A/CO Cook said any road trauma as a result of just one collision has a devastating impact on communities.
"While CFA's core service to the community is as a fire agency, our people frequently respond to motor vehicle collisions," he said.
"Road trauma incidents deeply impact communities and our members right across the state.
"Most road trauma incidents can be avoided. Speed, driver fatigue and distractions often cause collisions and all of which are preventable."
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