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TAS Country : April 26th 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012 Tasmanian Country 49 CAR WRECKS: Videos, scale models and activities will be at the Working for a Safer Tasmania display at Agfest.Road safety's no accident A CRASHED car, airbags out, badly dented panels and bloodied dummies inside will be on display at the Working for a Safer Tasmania ex- hibit at Agfest. Videos and other information will show what happens to people when a car crashes and how to avoid acci- dents. A Road Safety Advisory Coun- cil spokesperson said the displayed wreckage would show what hap- pened when a car crashed. ''What we cannot show is the aftermath of a crash which is the damage to people. The loved one who is not there any more or the injured person who cannot live the way they used to.'' In the three months to March 31 this year there were 68 serious casualties, six fatalities and 62 serious injuries. The spokesperson said 60 per cent of those serious casualties were in 100km/h or 110km/h speed zones that were mostly in rural areas. He urged drivers to drive to conditions, which meant adjusting speed to the weather and road conditions and not always driving at the speed limit. Road safety is the theme of the Working for a Safer Tasmania ex- hibit that aims to bring together key stakeholders from across the state. ''Its all about encouraging people to drive safely, not to speed, not to drink and drive and to always give 100 per cent of their attention to driving,'' the spokesperson said. Department of Infrastructure, En- ergy and Resources transport inspec- tors will target their message to heavy vehicle drivers. The display will have scale models of heavy vehicles to show how different loads and the centre of gravity affect the ability of the vehicle to stay on its wheels. The spokesperson said many peo- ple thought the prime mover rolled before the trailer but the demon- stration will show the trailer rolls first and the prime mover rapidly follows. The demonstration also shows that as little as 1km/h, or one degree of lean, can be the difference between a heavy vehicle staying on its wheels and imminent disaster. Working for a Safer Tasmania is a partnership between Tasmania Police, State Emergency Services, MAIB, Crime Stoppers Tasmania, Ambulance Tasmania, the Road Safety Advisory Council, The Depart- ment of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, Air Rescue Trust, Rotor- lift and the Road Trauma Support Team. There will be a variety of activities and displays with represen- tatives from all of the 10 partner organisations on hand. For more details, visit www.agfest.com.au Site S02 in South St 2012 Private Forests Tasmania MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRIVATE FORESTS If you are a private forest owner who wishes to sell native forest or plantation wood, visit Private Forests Tasmania at AGFEST, SITE 928, Ninth Avenue. Staff from Private Forests Tasmania and industry representatives; SFM Forest Products TAS Land and Forest AKS Forest Solutions will be available to discuss market opportunities with you.
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