Young people with an important message

Young Tasmanians show their support and passion for the importance of road and traffic issues.

​​​​This year, we have seen two road safety campaigns where young Tasmanians have been given the opportunity to utilise their skills and creativity through a competition to produce short TV ads to help promote road safety.

"LOCK IT or LOSE IT" campaign

Initiated by the Launceston Safer Communities Partnership (LSCP), the most recent community safety campaign was to encourage car users to always make sure they locked their car after parking. The aim of this campaign is to reduce the occurrence of opportunistic theft. LSCP approached Launceston College media students with the challenge to create a 30-second TV ad to support the local campaign. Three teams rose and accepted the challenge.

The winning team, Emily Reeve, Abbey Beven, Clay Hall-Wharton and Paul Stoltenberg, worked together to produce the ad "Sorry mate". They were publicly recognised in the Launceston Mall and presented with RACT driving lessons, a Coles voucher from Community Housing Ltd and a cinema ticket.​​


​Road Safety Week short film competition

Earlier this year, in line with Road Safety Week, a competition was held for Tasmanians aged between 16 and 19 to produce a short film about road safety, with the winners earning themselves $5000.

Rosny College student Haiden Nettle of Sorell, 19, was this year’s winner. His video titled "Value" sends a powerful message about how people's lives are invaluable and we all need to be safe on our roads.  Jacob Collings, of Trevallyn, 18, won the second prize of $3000. Launceston College student Henry Grove, 16, was third and won an RACT driving lesson and roadside package.