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Fatality-free holiday

Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey today congratulated drivers for a fatality-free festive season. “It’s the third time in 10 years we’ve had a fatality-free Christmas/New Year; the other two were 2016-17 and 2017-18,” Mr Bailey said. “There’s been an average of two fatalities each Christmas-New Year break for the 10 years to January 1…

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4000 breath tests

Road Safety Advisory Council volunteers provided 4182 voluntarily breath tests today at the Falls festival. A Road Safety Advisory Council spokesperson said 2188 tests were done at the RSAC tent and 1994 at information stations throughout the festival site. Some patrons might have had more than one test. The number of tests this year was…

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Let’s go for zero

Road safety authorities and all Tasmanians want a road fatality-free Christmas/New Year. “We can do it,” Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today at the launch of Tasmania Police’s Operation Crossroads. “There’s been no Christmas/New Year road fatalities three times in the past 15 years – the most recent 2017-2018.  But last year…

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