With a large number of people expected in Albany for the Anzac Albany commemorations from 30 October, 2014, RAC members heading to the Great Southern region during this time are reminded to be patient on the road.

Drivers are also encouraged to be well rested before setting out and take regular breaks during the journey. Driver fatigue contributes to approximately 12 per cent of regional crashes in Western Australia.

As an incentive, the RAC, in partnership with the Shire of West Arthur, will be hosting a pit-stop immediately before and after the weekend of the Anzac Albany events.

Drivers can enjoy a free coffee, soft drinks and a sausage sizzle. RAC Roadside Assistance patrols will also be on site to provide free mechanical advice and breakdown assistance to members.

The RAC Anzac Albany pit-stop will be located at the Arthur River rest stop, on Albany Highway, 206km south‑east of Perth (38km south of Williams). The pit-stop will be operating on Thursday, 30 October, for those making the trip down and on Monday, 3 November, for those heading back, between 10am-2pm on both days.

Remember, if you are driving far from home you should check that your level of RAC Roadside Assistance covers towing over long distances.