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Journeys : Aug Sep 2012
Life on the move M embers of the RACT’s North West Regional Advisor y Committee, together with a DIER representative, were briefed by West Coast Mayor Darryl Gerrity in Strahan recently regarding ongoing road safety and infrastructure issues. Strahan-based policeman and RACT North-West Regional Advisor y Committee chairman Sergeant Dale Prosser had raised concerns about road safety issues in the region. Inspections included: • Areas around The Esplanade where bad drainage and footpath conditions were increasing risks for pedestrians, especially the large numbers of tourists who frequent Strahan • Heav y traffic movements around school zones • Wor n-out line markings, especially the centre lines, on the Lyell Highway approach to Strahan • Dangerous road edges and verges, such as the roadsides opposite the BP ser vice station West Coast Mayor Cr D arryl Gerrity (right) with RACT Committee members R odney Medwin and Leon Peck RACT NW Advisory Committee inspects West Coast roads Does your litter end up on the roadside? K eep Australia Beautiful Week kicks off on Monday 20 August and motor ists are being asked to stop rubbishing our highways and roads with litter. Each year tens of thousands of tonnes of takeaway wrappers, cups, cigarette butts, drink cans, water bottles and newspapers are littered, ending up in our rivers and oceans. This causes injury to animals and marine life, through polluted and unsafe waterways, bushfires from live cigarette butts, and food scraps littered on or near busy roads. Always carry a car tidy bag so you can take your rubbish home. This helps keep public bins from overf lowing and means you can recycle it instead. Always dispose of cigarette butts in your vehicle’s ashtray and remember that food scraps are litter too – they can kill or cause injury to wildlife if they are not disposed of respon sibly. Visit the K AB Week pages for other tips at w w w.kab.org.au KESAB Safer Dads (and Mums) make safer supervisors for learner drivers M otor Safe Tasmania runs advanced driver courses at their own venues at Baskerville in the south and Symmons Plains in the north. They can also run courses in the north-west, using Bur nie Airpor t. Their Smart Drive course aims to promote ‘safer driving through safer thinking’, through a program that combines theory and practical elements in real-life scenarios. Advanced driving instructor Kim Schultz has 12 years’ experience in the field. She says that the Motor Safe courses, for both 2WD and 4W D vehicles, are based on the latest research and include practical activities proven to reduce crash-risk. “Safe driving is a serious and important business, but we do make the courses fun and engaging for everyone, whatever a person’s driving ability,” K im says. As a Fathers Day special offer, Motor Safe Tasmania is offering Jour neys readers the chance to win one of three full-day Smart Drive courses (one in each region) for 2WD or 4W D vehicles. Each course is normally priced at $270. Prize courses must be taken before 31 December. Mums, don’t wor ry – you can enter too. And the generous people at Motor Safe Tasmania have told Journeys that they will make the same offer in the lead-up to Mothers Day next year. To enter, write your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to Motor Safe, R ACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271 Hobart 7001 – or enter by email (see page 55). Entries close on 10 September. August / September 2012 39
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