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6000 voluntary breath tests at Falls

Road Safety Advisory Council volunteers did 795 more voluntary breath tests at the Falls Festival this year than last. A spokesperson said a record total 6072 tests were completed between 7am and 1pm today at the RSAC tent and information stations.  Some patrons might have been tested more than once. Read More Falls – Post Event…

The dangers of the day after

Have a good time tonight – and make sure you’re around for a lot more, Tasmanians were urged today. And they should remember they’re likely to still be feeling the effects on New Year’s day and not drive, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said. “New Year celebrations can last well into the first…

Drive safe, not sorry

A fine or loss of licence is what some people will get this Christmas. But like road crashes, it can be avoided, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “The Road Safety Advisory Council’s latest campaign is about the high risk of getting caught if you’re driving unsafely. “The campaign’s television commercial shows…

Drive to the conditions

Not driving to the conditions is a major cause of death and injury on our roads, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Jim Cox said today. “Driving to the conditions is common sense. Change your speed that’s safe for the road and weather conditions. A road’s speed limit doesn’t mean it is safe to drive at…

Winter driving tips

The human body isn’t built for speed. It’s fragile and cannot withstand the enormous force of a vehicle crash. “That’s why driving to the conditions is so important – especially in the winter when roads are treacherous,” Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Jim Cox said today. “Roads can be slippery, particularly when there’s light rain…