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The Kings Highway, which I have previously mentioned is a very scenic drive, is also a road with a high amount of accidents. In part, you travel on high, Mountainous road, in good condition, all the driver needs to do, is drive to the condition of the road.
Don't speed, it is NOT A ROAD FOR SPEED.
Casualty crash rates on the Kings Highway are 85% higher than the NSW average and road fatalities are 8% higher.
877 crashes were recorded on Kings Highway over a 10-year period, an average of about one crash every four days. Over this time there have been 24 fatal crashes, 355 crashes resulting in injury and 488 crashes resulting in property damage.
The most common type of crash – 18% of all incidents – was when a vehicle leaves the road to the left on a right hand bend and crashes into a stationary object.
Head-on collisions made up one in 10 of all crashes and crashes occurred most frequently on Sundays (20%)
DRIVE THE ROAD, BUT DO TAKE CARE
Updated Nov 22, 2009
This scenic drive passes up and over the Great Dividing Range, through lots of Forest, an area where lots of Australian wildlife like to live.
Wildlife is around, especially in the mornings, evenings and at night.
It was sad to see two dead Wombats within 500metres, and also two dead Echidnas, and plenty of Kangaroo's.
Written Nov 22, 2009
If you're after a quiet time on your trip to Batemans Bay, don't visit during Christmas holidays or at Easter. The population explodes and there are young surfers and visitors from Canberra and Melbourne and country areas, all trying to outdo each other with noise.
Accommodation at holiday times, in town and anywhere on the south coast, must be booked well in advance!
Updated Jul 7, 2007