Golden Rules of road safety

We all know road safety is a growing issue around the world. Each day 3,500 people are killed on the road, including 500 children. It's time to make a change.

To help us, school students across the state will serve as ambassadors for 12 Golden Rules. These rules of road safety are a challenge to us all from the international motoring federation, the FIA. We'll talk to this next generation of road users each week, as they tell us what we can all do to make a difference.

Want to get involved? Follow our social media channels via @RACTOfficial, stay tuned on our website, and log on to our Member Hub.


Golden Rule #12

Stop When You're Tired

Save a life by saving sleep for the bedroom, not the road.

Past videos

Golden Rule #11

Texting is one of the most dangerous things you can do while behind the wheel.

Golden Rule #10

We think putting on your seat belt should be the first thing you do when getting into a car.

Golden Rule #9

Keep your family safe and secure inside the car by using the right car seats for children.

Golden Rule #8

Bright colours make cyclists more visible to other road users. Stay bright to stay safe.

Golden Rule #7

Your vision is crucial to ensuring a safe journey on the road. Always keep an eye on your sight.

Golden Rule #6

Winter may be coming to an end, but you should always check your tyre tread and air pressure.

Golden Rule #5

There's no excuse for speeding. It’s the single biggest reason for serious crashes in Tasmania.

Golden Rule #4

If you’re having a drink, leave your car behind and you could save someone's life.

Golden Rule #3

Kids are one of our most vulnerable road users. You must slow down around school zones.

Golden Rule #2

Riding a motorbike or a bicycle without wearing your helmet is very dangerous.

Golden Rule #1

Keep your eyes on the road while driving. It’s a simple but important responsibility of all drivers.

Sneak peek

Watch out for a new video each week issuing challenges to us all to become safer on the roads.