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Police urge motorists to take care on Far South Coast roads

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Police are pleading with Far South Coast motorists to take extra care, following a deadly period on rural roads across the state over the weekend.

Four lives were been lost in three separate crashes in the space of five hours on roads in country NSW on Sunday morning, with two people losing their lives in a head-on collision while two people died in separate crashes after attempting to avoid hitting animals.

Police say driving on rural roads present a different set of challenges to road users, and they should serve as a reminder for motorists to anticipate unexpected hazards such as animals, and slowing down if you are not used to driving on dirt or gravel roads.

More than 200 people have died on the state’s roads so far this year.