Media Statements

Tasmanians wrong about speeding

Tasmanian drivers don’t think speeding is the killer it is, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “Only 24 percent of Tasmanian drivers think speeding is a major crash cause but the statistics – the reality – shows speeding is a factor in four out of 10 fatal or serious injury crashes. Tasmanians…

Motorcycle clothing rated

Motorcyclists will be able to compare the protection of clothing for riding, thanks to a world-first program that starts today. The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) rating system gives motorcyclists more information when choosing the clothing they wear when riding. MotoCAP will give clothing two separate star ratings – one for protection and one for comfort. Read more

Safe cars save lives

Let’s say mum and dad have a new car with anti-lock brakes, air bags, electronic stability control, a strong shell to protect them in a crash. And the teenager, still on their P-plates, has an older vehicle, without these safety features. Read more

Too many motorcyclists dying

Tasmania’s motorcycle death and serious injury statistics, and individual examples of extraordinarily risky and dangerous rider behaviour detected by Police, show we have a significant road safety challenge. Read more

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.