Media Statements

Take the pledge

Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey today urged Tasmanians to take the pledge to support road safety. “By going to roadsafetyweek.com.au and pledging to drive so others survive, you are making a commitment to do just that,” Mr Bailey said. The pledge is part of National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week launched in Launceston…

How safe is your car?

Everyone makes mistakes when they’re driving and some can end in death and serious injury, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “Vehicle safety has improved markedly over the decades, but in the past few years there has been a significant step-change improvement in the in-built safety of vehicles. “Tasmanians are encouraged to…

Emergency appeal

Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey today welcomed the launch of a series of videos by emergency service workers. The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management produced the videos for social media. The Road Safety Advisory Council funded production. “SES, Fire, Ambulance and Police front-line workers talk direct to camera in these high-quality…

When looks matter

The sentiment of the 1988 song made famous by Ronan Keating, When You Say Nothing At All, is the centrepiece of the latest anti-drink-driving campaign Real Mates. Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today nothing needs to be said when a look can say it all. That’s the message of the latest anti-drink-driving…

Road safety a fellowship winner

Tasmania will benefit from the awarding today of a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to State Growth Road Safety Manager Craig Hoey, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said. “Mr Hoey is one of nine Tasmanians awarded a Fellowship that gives recipients the opportunity to meet and work with leaders of influence throughout the world to…