Media Statements

Make the right call

A 17-year-old Hobart College student has won the $5000 first prize in this year’s Road Safety Week competition.

Traumatic toll of youth

Tasmanians aged between 17 and 25 are 11 percent of the population but 30 percent of the serious casualties (fatalities and serious injuries) from road trauma. Road trauma is the second leading cause of death of young people. Read more

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.…