26 September 2023

TAC hits road with safe driving messages

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The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is spreading information about road safety far and wide with visitor information centres across the State to deliver important safe driving messaging.

Acting Chief Executive of TAC, Tony Dudley said that following a successful pilot program, the TAC had extended its partnership with the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC).

“The TAC and VTIC will work together for at least the next two years to tackle fatigue-related road trauma,” Mr Dudley said, “with the TAC’s popular Pause Stop program becoming a critical resource in 15 Visitor Information Centres (VICs) throughout Victoria.”

“The Pause Stops will provide visitors with a range of resources to help them avoid drowsy driving and plan a safe onward journey, while they stretch their legs, take a break from the road and browse what each local region has to offer,” he said.

“The new partnership will also see the TAC become the naming rights partner of the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards, which showcase the value of tourism to the towns and communities across Victoria.”

Mr Dudley said that as part of their visitor itinerary, towns entering the awards were tasked with encouraging tourists to take regular breaks from the roads to avoid driving fatigued.

He said engaging directly with the State’s vast tourism network would play a vital role highlighting the importance of driving safely and the danger of drowsy driving.

“With fatigue a major contributing factor to road trauma in Victoria, the TAC’s partnership with VTIC is an important platform to engage with people travelling throughout our state on the dangers of drowsy driving and help them get to their destination safely,” Mr Dudley said.

“We know that VTIC has such a great network of Visitor Information Centres and they are the ideal touch point for us to engage with traveling motorists on how to ensure they continue their journey safely,” he said.

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