Media Statements

Safe cars save lives

Let’s say mum and dad have a new car with anti-lock brakes, air bags, electronic stability control, a strong shell to protect them in a crash. And the teenager, still on their P-plates, has an older vehicle, without these safety features. Read more

Too many motorcyclists dying

Tasmania’s motorcycle death and serious injury statistics, and individual examples of extraordinarily risky and dangerous rider behaviour detected by Police, show we have a significant road safety challenge. Read more

Make the right call

A 17-year-old Hobart College student has won the $5000 first prize in this year’s Road Safety Week competition.

Traumatic toll of youth

Tasmanians aged between 17 and 25 are 11 percent of the population but 30 percent of the serious casualties (fatalities and serious injuries) from road trauma. Road trauma is the second leading cause of death of young people. Read more

Pay attention

It’s easy to become distracted from driving on a long trip that many of us will take this Easter, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “In that moment of distraction, tragedy can happen.” Read more.