National Roads and Motorists' Association spokesman Peter Khoury is warning drivers to take intermitted breaks over the long weekend, citing heavy congestion and roadworks as potential threats to fatigued motorists.
Eighty per cent of drivers have admitted to driving beyond the recommended two-hour breakpoint, according to research from NRMA Insurance.
Mr Khoury has told Sky News that 82 people were killed on Australians roads as a result of fatigue in 2018, the largest figure since 2008.
He says more people are dying to fatigue than drink driving.
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