Road Safety Week 2020

Road Safety Week has been postponed until November because of the COVID-19 virus. The video competition held during the Week has also been postponed to November.

Road Safety Week is usually held throughout Australia in the first week of May. The Week highlights the need to drive so others survive and for everyone to use the roads safely. The annual Tasmanian road toll is an average of 36. About 270 people are seriously injured. That number of deaths and injuries in the same place at the same time would cause a public outcry. But we accept the toll of road crash casualties; we shouldn’t, because crashes are preventable.

The video competition first prize will be $5000; second $3000; and third five free driving lessons and 12 months’ RACT Roadside membership.

The competition is open to Tasmanians aged between 16 and 19.

Last year’s finalists

Winner: Callum Watson

Runner-up: Hamish Powell

Past winners

2018 winner: Jamie Kendall, helped by Jack Phillips

2018 runner-up: Jay Yearsley 

2017 winner Sam Freeman

2017 runner-up Georgia Stone

Road Safety Week television commercials

Speeding

Inattention/distraction

Drink-driving

Buy five-star

Seatbelts and child restraints

Don’t drive tired