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Journeys : Feb March 2012
Dr Nigel Abbott One of Tasmania’s most recognised advocates for road safety, Dr Nigel Abbott, passed away recently aged 91. He died peacefully at Hawthorn Village in Blackmans Bay and leaves behind his wife Jocelyn and five children. Dr Abbott was the Minister for Road Safety and Health in the late 60s and early 70s when Tasmania’s road toll averaged 125 deaths per year. He was an early campaigner for the fitting and wearing of seat belts, which became compulsor y. Dr Abbott also pushed for the introduction of blood alcohol testing at the original 0.08 limit for licensed drivers. Tasmanian’s owe a great debt of gratitude to Dr Abbott. As a road safety pioneer, his commitment saved hundreds of lives by the reforms he pursued some 40-odd years ago. Dr Abbott joined the RACT in 1949 and became our member number 3 after we changed to a computerised alphabetical system in the 1970s. On behalf of the R ACT, we extend our condolences to Dr Abbott’s family and express our thanks for his vision and enormous contribution to road safety in Tasmania. You should consider whether the product is right for you and read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making any decisions about Tasplan. Please call 1800 005 166 to obtain a copy of the Tasplan PDS. Tasplan Ltd: ABN 13 009 563 062, AFS Licence No. 235391, RSE Licence No. L0000680 . Tasplan Super: RSE No. R1000924. Call 1800 005 166 today. Tassie’s largest profits-to-members industry super fund. ...your natural choice for super in Tasmania. 81919 Tasplan... After 30 years in print, Explore Australia is still the most trusted travel guide and atlas on the market. Explore Australia 2012 is a comprehensive guide to every capital city, more than 70 holiday regions and 700 towns around Australia. It’s densely packed with fascinating information such as fact files for ever y state, must-see sights and events in each region and major town, selected food and accommodation listings and a 140-page road atlas. Explore Australia 2012 is available from the Tasmanian Map Centre, 100 Elizabeth Street, Hobart for $59.95. We have a copy to give away. To enter, write your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to EXPLORE, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271 Hobart 7000. Entries close on 5 March. Life on the move February / March 2012 25
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