Media Statements

TasWater commended

Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey today commended TasWater’s commitment to making Tasmania’s roads safer. TasWater is taking part in National Safe Work Month and has a program of activities, including road safety, for its staff and public. “Including road safety in those activities helps increase awareness of this life and death issue. The Road Safety…

Your Speed Is Our Safety

Drivers who speed through road works are putting lives at risk, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. Mr Bailey was speaking at the launch of the second phase of the Your Speed Is Our Safety campaign, to which the Road Safety Advisory Council contributed funding. “Road safety was everyone’s responsibility and driving…

Rail at impatience

Every near-miss at a railway crossing is a potential fatality, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “This week (Monday 12 August 12 to Sunday 18 August) is Rail Safety Week 2019 and it’s a reminder rail safety is everyone’s responsibility. “We’re all busy and sometimes our impatience can get better of us.…

New anti-drink-driving campaign

If your vet drank beer before he was about to work on your pet, you’d be horrified. That’s what happens in the screen commercial in the latest Road Safety Advisory Council campaign. Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said the anti-drink-driving campaign’s message was drinking and driving were better part. “Performing your work as…

Road Safety Week Competition Winner

A mix of humour, compelling graphics and a strong message won Launceston man Callum Watson this year’s Road Safety Week competition. Hamish Powell, from Calvin Christian School was the runner-up, and third was Ebony ten Broeke from Guilford Young College. Nineteen-year-old Callum wins $5000; Hamish, 18, $3000; and Brooke, 17, who won five RACT driving…