Media Statements

Rules save lives

Tasmanians should apply the behaviours for restricting the spread of the coronavirus to road behaviour, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “Those rules include slowing to 40km/h or less in school zones that include school buses. Those zones will be back in operation when primary schools return on Monday. “Drivers must be…

We want your dashcam footage

Mistakes on the road are made by everyday Australians, doing everyday things, every day. Too many of these mistakes end in tragedy – where someone is killed or seriously injured, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “Last year, 32 people were killed and 252 seriously injured in road-related crashes in Tasmania. Many…

Get back into the habit

Tasmania’s drivers were urged today to get back into the habit of slowing to 40km/h in school zones that include school buses. Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said the school zone limit of 40km/h helped keep children safe. “We’re extending the Love 40 campaign this year to school crossing patrol officers who will…

Fatality-free holiday

Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey today congratulated drivers for a fatality-free festive season. “It’s the third time in 10 years we’ve had a fatality-free Christmas/New Year; the other two were 2016-17 and 2017-18,” Mr Bailey said. “There’s been an average of two fatalities each Christmas-New Year break for the 10 years to January 1…

4000 breath tests

Road Safety Advisory Council volunteers provided 4182 voluntarily breath tests today at the Falls festival. A Road Safety Advisory Council spokesperson said 2188 tests were done at the RSAC tent and 1994 at information stations throughout the festival site. Some patrons might have had more than one test. The number of tests this year was…