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Road Safety Week Competition Winner

A mix of humour, compelling graphics and a strong message won Launceston man Callum Watson this year’s Road Safety Week competition. Hamish Powell, from Calvin Christian School was the runner-up, and third was Ebony ten Broeke from Guilford Young College. Nineteen-year-old Callum wins $5000; Hamish, 18, $3000; and Brooke, 17, who won five RACT driving…

Seat belts save lives

Seatbelts are life savers and all Tasmanians should wear them when in a vehicle, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “That’s why seatbelts are also known as safety belts,” Mr Bailey said. “Most of us automatically put on a safety belt when we get into a vehicle. “But in recent weeks, two…

Road Safety Week

Major Tasmanian landmarks will be lit in yellow this week and emergency services’ vehicles will display yellow ribbons. It’s all part Road Safety Week held throughout Australia this week. The Road Safety Advisory Council, the RACT, Tasmania Police and Southern Cross Television are partnering to deliver a range of awareness-raising activities for the week. Read…

Take Your Time This Easter

Drivers should take their time this Easter holiday break, including taking a break from driving when tired. Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey says drivers can take a break at State Emergency Service Driver Reviver sites throughout the state.  Read more

Anywhere, anytime Police strategy welcomed

The Police’s new road safety strategy will help save lives and prevent serious injuries, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Garry Bailey said today. “It’s just like the ad says, Police could be anywhere but you won’t know where or what vehicle they’ll be in. Read more