The statistics are sobering - across the Mid Coast area there were 1759 crashes over a five year period, with 1421 casualties including 43 deaths.
It's time for every driver to get serious about road safety.
Recorded between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2018, 35 per cent of these casualty crashes were due to speeding, 13.5 per cent to fatigue and eight per cent to alcohol.
Other contributing factors include not driving to the conditions, drug affected drivers and distraction.
What is surprising is that the majority of crashes occurred in 50km/h and 100km/h speed zones - there is no safe place for speeding on our roads.
MidCoast Council is supporting the Transport for NSW initiative to clear up any confusion on the most misunderstood road rules, with online access to a road rules quiz.
MidCoast Council road safety officer, Chris Dimarco says: "We urge every Mid Coast driver to take the time to undertake the quiz; it's vital that all drivers know the rules and comply with them.
"It is important as road users we are confident that we know the road rules, particularly those rules that some drivers find a little confusing, such as negotiating multi-lane roundabouts and lane merging."
Visit Transport NSW centre for road safety website to ensure you're clear on the rules, and driving safely - let's save lives on the MidCoast.