The NRMA is putting out word of Canberrans bucking the trend of crashing close to home and instead coming to grief on the rural roads of surrounding NSW:
Fatal crashes involving ACT drivers and riders were 3 to 5 times more likely to occur in NSW than in the ACT on the basis of vehicle kilometres travelled. The majority of crashes occurred in or en route to Sydney, in the Local Government Areas immediately adjacent to the ACT, or en route tothe coast and in the coastal areas. Together, crashes in these areas accounted for 66% of all crashes involving an ACT driver or rider in NSW.
However, the remaining one third of crashes was spread across an extensive network such as popular recreational routes through the Snowy Mountains and on unsealed roads within 100 km of the ACT.