Police calling on Tasmanians to take the National Road Safety Week pledge
Police are calling on Tasmanians to take the National Road Safety Week pledge to Drive So Others Survive.
Assistant Commissioner Adrian Bodnar said National Road Safety Week is an opportunity for Tasmanians to come together to make our roads safer for everyone.
“Already this year we’ve had 12 people lose their lives on Tasmanian roads, and we’ve had almost 140 people seriously injured in crashes,” he said.
“We need to work together to reduce these numbers.”
“In Tasmania we have a wide range of different road types and some extremely varied conditions as people travel from urban to rural locations, from city streets to remote winding roads.”
“We have to share all of these roads with a range of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.”
“Drive So Others Survive is a reminder that every time we get behind the wheel, we have a responsibility to look out for others on the road and have their safety, and our own, front of mind.”
“Tasmania Police will be participating in National Road Safety Week by actively patrolling and conducting targeted enforcement activities.”
“Our goal is to prevent crashes and ensure that everyone on the road is following the rules.”
“During National Road Safety Week, we’ll be reminding drivers of the importance of obeying speed limits, wearing seatbelts, and avoiding distractions like mobile phones while driving.”
“We’ll also be reminding pedestrians and cyclists to be aware of their surroundings and to follow the rules of the road.”
“Today I’m signing the Drive So Others Survive pledge, which is a commitment to driving safely and looking out for others on the road, and I’m encouraging all Tasmanians to do so too.”
“You can take the pledge online at roadsafetyweek.com.au”
“By working together and following the rules of the road, we can all help to prevent crashes and keep our roads safe.”
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