Decade of partnership

Milestone. The Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership has marked 10 years. The group has made driver education a priority throughout the past decade in response to the region’s shocking statistics. Between February 2009 and January 2010, Circular Head recorded 14 per cent of fatal road crashes on Tasmanian roads despite representing just 1.7 per …

4 months ago 0

Stop: Children crossing

Safety. As schools are flooded with returning students and staff this week, motorists and pedestrians are reminded to take care on the roads.  Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership member Deb Mainwaring has urged road users to use caution in school zones, around buses and at children’s crossings.  Drivers are reminded that at allocated pedestrian …

9 months ago 0

Politicians catch the bus

Trip. Politicians have been invited to catch a bus and travel the Bass Highway to see what schoolchildren experience each day. Wells Waggons general manager Kimbra Wells, who is a member of the Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership committee, came up with the trip as a way of giving politicians a real picture of …

2 years ago
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Staying alert paramount

Safety. Local buses en route throughout the region now carry the ‘Look Out, Think Ahead’ message urging motorists to remain vigilant on rural roads. An initiative of the Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership (CRSP), the campaign successfully gained funding through the Tasmanian Community Road Safety scheme to promote the message on Wells Waggons’ vehicles. …

2 years ago

CRSP Christmas wish list

A Christmas wish list from the Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership. Over the Christmas and summer holiday period we want everyone driving on our roads to get home safely, so please: ✓ Drive to the conditions at all times ✓ Slow down and be patient ✓ Remember alcohol and/or drugs and driving don’t mix …

3 years ago

Young motorists lead by example

Driving. Provisional drivers throughout Circular Head are being recognised for responsible driving practises on our roads. Circular Head’s Community Road Safety Partnership is encouraging locals to get on board with the ‘Provisional Driver Incentive Program’ which aims to award young drivers for law-abiding behaviour rather than concentrating on law breakers. The program has been in …

3 years ago

Focus on fatal five

Care. Next week Smithton Police will home in on driving behaviour as part of a nationwide initiative calling on drivers to be mindful on the roads. National Road Safety Week (Sunday May 3 to Sunday May 10) will focus on the ‘fatal five’, the five major causes of road accidents: not wearing a seatbelt or …

4 years ago
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