Media Statements

Let’s go for zero

Road safety authorities and all Tasmanians want a road fatality-free Christmas/New Year. “We can do it,” Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today at the launch of Tasmania Police’s Operation Crossroads. “There’s been no Christmas/New Year road fatalities three times in the past 15 years – the most recent 2017-2018.  But last year…

Don’t drive blind

Using your phone when driving is the same as driving with your eyes closed, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “Mobile phones are an essential part of our lives but should be no part of driving. Driving is a complex task that demands our full attention. “Distraction – including mobile phone use…

MotoCap award

MotoCAP, a world-first safety rating for motorcycle clothing, developed in Australia, has received the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) award for Road Safety at the event in Monaco Sunday evening (AEDT).   Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) Chair Garry Bailey said – MotoCAP – was developed by a team of road safety partners in Australia,…

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…