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 The Birchip Senior Citizens Centre is supporting The TAC Wipe off 5 Campaign to

highlight the far reaching effects of road trauma. Historically the last 12 days of the

year have resulted in the highest road fatalities for the year. New police radars allow

drivers to be caught speeding up to 1km away, meaning you may not see them, but

they will see you. 

Victoria Police are using a variety of Methods to reduce speeding behaviour on our

roads whether that be by hand held radar gun, mobile radar, moving mode radar,

mobile speed camera or fixed speed and red light cameras.

This campaign clearly highlights to Victorian drivers the range of technologies police

are using to help change driving behaviour and encourage safer driving with zero

tolerance for speeding drivers and riders putting their lives and other innocent

people's lives at risk.

Pictures of You


The main focus of the TAC’s early anti-speed campaigns had been establishing the relationship between speed and the impact of a crash as well as the difference 5km/h could make via the ‘Wipe Off 5’ campaigns.

Pictures of You added to the anti-speed message by highlighting the direct relationship between the horrific legacy of speed-related trauma and the importance of speed cameras in reducing speeding.

The decision to feature real people in this campaign was to ensure the message was credible and communicated by real people from every walk of life who could easily be you or your brother or mother.

Wipe off 5


Speeding just 5km/hr over the speed limit can mean the difference between a close call and a serious accident. This commercial featuring two famous Number 5 AFL stars, shows that low-level speeding is not ok.

 Low level speeding is the target of this latest TAC campaign - the aim to make people aware that travelling only 5km/hr over the speed limit can have disasterous results.

Throughout the month of August, the Wipe off 5 message will be spread through social media, a Statewide roadshow that will tour Victoria and the commercial featuring famous AFL number 5’s, Carlton's Chris Judd and Collingwood's Nick Maxwell.

 

 

Statistics


Left are some speeding statistics:

  • In 2009, Victoria recorded a total of 290 deaths on the road, with speed a major factor contributing to many of these crashes.
  • Research by the University of Adelaide shows that a driver travelling 5 km/h above the 60 km/h speed limit doubles his or her risk of being involved in a crash.
  • Driving 5km/h less can lessen the severity of injury and mean the difference between: death or a serious injury; or a serious injury and a minor injury.
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