Media Statements

Stay alert at the lights

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport,  Michael Ferguson, launched our brand new Pedestrian Safety campaign on Wednesday, 1 September. This campaign is a reminder for both drivers and pedestrians to look out for each other. If you are driving you must look out for and give way to pedestrians. Drivers are reminded to always look out…

Strong Governance for Road Safety Advisory Council

Former Deputy Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard has commenced as the new Chair of the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council, bringing a renewed focus on road safety initiatives, improving driver behaviour and tangible actions.Well known and highly regarded across the state, Mr Tilyard served with Tasmania Police for more than 40 years. Read More.

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…