Media Statements

Children’s Lives at Risk

Tasmanian drivers will have to do something this week they haven’t done for the past six – slow down in school zones. “And not just in school zones,” Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said at Punchbowl Primary School today. “About 80,000 government and non-government students will be in and around schools this week.…

Get home safe on Sunday

Drivers going away from the long weekend have been urged to stop and rest if they feel tired. Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said driving required 100 percent concentration 100 percent of the time. “You are not able to concentrate properly if you’re tired,” he said. Read more

A great achievement

Tasmania’s second consecutive fatality-­free festive season was a great achievement, Road Safety Advisory Council chair Garry Bailey said today. “But each of the 1822 drivers booked by police could’ve caused a fatal or serious injury crash,” he said. “Speeding continues to be our biggest problem – 1342 drivers chose to ignore the speed limit. Second…

6000 voluntary breath tests at Falls

Road Safety Advisory Council volunteers did 795 more voluntary breath tests at the Falls Festival this year than last. A spokesperson said a record total 6072 tests were completed between 7am and 1pm today at the RSAC tent and information stations.  Some patrons might have been tested more than once. Read More Falls – Post Event…

The dangers of the day after

Have a good time tonight – and make sure you’re around for a lot more, Tasmanians were urged today. And they should remember they’re likely to still be feeling the effects on New Year’s day and not drive, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said. “New Year celebrations can last well into the first…