Media Statements

Pay attention

It’s easy to become distracted from driving on a long trip that many of us will take this Easter, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “In that moment of distraction, tragedy can happen.” Read more.

Two things at once can’t be done

Tired drivers are distracted drivers who risk their lives and those of others, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “Driving tired is as dangerous as driving while distracted. A big distraction is mobile phones. Read more

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. Read…