Time doesn't heal

Road Torque EP1
After losing her son in a car crash over Christmas 1990, grieving mother Maureen Armstrong urges drivers to think and to drive with care in the debut episode of Road Torque.

Road Torque is a series of videos highlighting key road safety messages. RACT has partnered with the Road Safety Advisory Council and Seven Tasmania to deliver Road Torque on Monday nights during the 6:00pm news bulletin between 9 July and 6 August.

"A car isn't a weapon, it's something that you must respect," Maureen said.

"Respect everyone around you on the road."

The vehicle in which Maureen's son Wayne was travelling collided head on with another car. He was transported to Hobart for treatment, but by the time Maureen made it to the hospital, Wayne had passed away.

"I never got to say goodbye. I never got to hold his hand."

Maureen and her family laid Wayne's body to rest on Boxing Day.

The suffering and emotional pain felt by those who are left behind lasts a lifetime. Maureen's story demonstrates just how important it is to be safe on the road.