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RACT Media releases - 2012

28/12/12 - Lead-up to New Year: Show care for vulnerable road users
Motorists need to be aware that the upcoming New Year period is one of increased danger for vulnerable road users, especially pedestrians, cyclists and motor cyclists, warns the RACT. The Club is also calling for road courtesy to be extended to visitors to Tasmania.
 
21/12/12 - Twelve tips for holiday motoring
The RACT has prepared a simple checklist for motorists planning to go away over the holiday season. Before departing on holiday or any long journey, go through this simple checklist to ensure a safe and timely arrival.
 
17/12/12 - Preparing for a safe and reliable Christmas on the road
The RACT is holding free reliability and safety checks on vehicles on Tuesday 18 December at Kingston’s Channel Court. The motoring organisation is keen to press home the message about vehicle safety and reliability for people taking their cars away during the Christmas break.
 
10/12/12 - RACT participates in stroke awareness this week. 
Free health checks are being held at RACT branches around the state this week. It’s all part of the effort to counter stroke, the second largest killer of Australians and the leading cause of disability.
 
6/12/12 - New Tasman highway speed system: motorists will need time to adjust
The RACT says it expects Tasmania Police to provide a grace period when new variable speed limits come into operation on the Tasman Highway in Hobart next month.
 
5/12/12 - Going away this Christmas? Make sure your vehicle is up to the trip.
The RACT has issued an alert to Tasmanians taking their cars away on holiday at the end of the year. The warning has been prompted by problems presenting to the RACT’s vehicle servicing and repair business, RACT AutoServe.
 
30/11/12 - RACT issues a warning on hot weather
The current spell of hot weather has prompted a warning from the RACT about the safety of children left in hot cars.
 
29/11/12 - RACT says new speed cameras must focus on safety first
The RACT has urged Tasmania Police to ensure that the deployment of its new arsenal of speed cameras and trailers will be based on risk and safety - and not revenue.

20/11/12 - Recall of faulty child car seat anchor mechanism
The RACT is urging Tasmanian parents, grandparents and carers to carefully check the car seats and baby capsules they are using, after the ACCC issued a national recall today for a faulty anchor mechanism.

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16/11/12 - Movember at the Roadside: RACT patrolmen are on board
Motorists who break down will notice something different in their RACT service this month. All RACT Roadside Patrolman are growing moustaches for Movember, to raise funds and awareness for men's health.
 
12/11/2012 - RACT calls for 110km/h speed limit for Brighton Bypass
The RACT has welcomed the official opening of the Brighton Bypass section of the Midland Highway. The RACT is calling for the Government to consider setting the permanent speed limit at 110 km/h, in line with speed limits on similar Tasmanian roads.
 
1/11/2012 - RACT welcome 2013 AFL fixture
Tassie footy fans won’t have to wait long to see the best in the league with reigning AFL premiers, the Sydney Swans, and Port Adelaide Power to fight it out with North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena in Rounds 3 & 6 of the 2013 Toyota AFL Premiership season.
The RACT is thrilled to be part of the action again, as the match-day sponsor of the North Melbourne Football Club’s program at Blundstone Arena.
 
26/10/12 - RACT is offering a free breakdown service at the Seafarers festival this Sunday.
As part of its long standing commitment to supporting community activities, the RACT will again be at the Bellerive Seafarers’ Festival, this Sunday October 28.
 
1/10/2012 - Roadside by the numbers: RACT breakdown statistics
In the third quarter of 2012 – July to September – RACT ROADSIDE was called to help 20,425 stranded motorists. That’s an average of 222 calls to 13 11 11 each day.
 
25/9/2012 - RACT 50 years of membership
More than 160 Tasmanians in the south of the state have been invited to an afternoon tea to receive plaques to commemorate their long standing membership of the Club.
The recipients have maintained their RACT membership through 12 prime ministers, 14 Tasmanian premiers and 13 Olympic Games.
 
20/9/2012 - MAIB premium announcement welcome
The RACT has welcomed the MAIB’s announcement that it will not increase its premiums for the year commencing 1 December 2012, but is reminding Tasmanians that other tax increases previously announced in this year’s State Budget are due to hit shortly.
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16/7/2012 - Roadside by the numbers: RACT breakdown statistics
In the second quarter of 2012 – April to June – RACT ROADSIDE was called to help 21,046 stranded motorists. That’s an average of 231 calls to 13 11 11 each day.
 
6/7/2012 - Celebrating NAIDOC Week
The RACT is hosting a pre-match curtain-raiser at the Blundstone Arena tomorrow (Saturday), just ahead of the sold out North Melbourne v West Coast match
 
29/6/2012 - RACT: The Confusion Must End
More than a year after the Tasmanian Government agreed with the RACT about the confusion caused by rural End Speed Limit signs, nothing has happened
 
21/6/2012 - Annual RACT survey: car running costs
There’s good news for car owners looking to purchase a new vehicle, with the cost of owning and operating a car falling slightly as loan and depreciation costs have dropped.
 
17/5/2012 - The line-up is back at Hobart Airport!
The RACT has again called on Qantas to ensure that both security scanners at Hobart Airport are open for as long as possible during peak passenger periods
 
14/5/2012 - RACT asked motorists to dob in a road and they did
The RACT has received a strong response to its call for motorists to ‘dob in a dud road.’
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11/5/2012 - RACT inspects West Coast roads
The RACT’s North West Regional Advisory Committee is travelling to Strahan on the West Coast today (Eds: Friday 11 May, afternoon) to inspect local road issues. The Committee will meet with the Mayor, Cr Daryl Gerrity to seek his perspective on short-term and long-term priorities in his municipality. ​
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10/5/2012 - Call for Budget allocation
The RACT is asking the Government to undertake a review of single vehicle, run off road crashes in Tasmania. It is one of several low-cost recommendations the RACT made to the Government earlier this year in its State Budget submission.
 
10/5/2012 - RACT breakdown statistics
In the first quarter of 2012 – January to March – RACT ROADSIDE was called to help 20,543 stranded motorists. That’s an average of 226 a day.​
 
7/5/2012 - North Western child restraint information sessions
All that parents need to know about child restraints will be explained by the RACT in two sessions in North Western Tasmania this week. ​
 
30/4/2012 - Free Agfest break down service by RACT  
Patrons whose cars break down at Agfest this year will again have the RACT on hand to help.
 
5/4/2012 - RACT bursary support in the North West
The RACT today provided a $20,000 scholarship to a North West Tasmanian university student to assist her in her study of psychology.