Circular Head Council is involved in a number of road safety initiatives through its involvement in the Community Road Safety Partnerships Committee.
The Circular Head Community Road Safety Committee was established in 2007 The strategic directions of the Circular Head CRSP are:
- General (ongoing) road safety community education awareness campaign
- Safer travel speeds
- Best Practice Infrastructure
- Increased safety for younger road users
- Community engagement on priority issues and initiatives
To address these strategic directions in 2010 the Circular Head CRSP committee developed the “Look out for your Mates” campaign to educate the community on the importance of taking responsibility for each other to avoid further road serious and fatal road crashes in Circular Head. The “Look out for your Mates” campaign overarches all community road safety community education.
Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership (CRSP) Program aims to identify high risk / at risk road users and find behaviour intervention strategies to increase safe driver behaviour.
Circular Head has enforcement activity constantly with a fully operational Tasmanian Police Station with staff dedicated to road safety as well as Random Breath Testing (RBT), speed enforcement and automatic registration recognition technology.
Look Out, Think Ahead
Circular Head Council launched the Look Out, Think Ahead campaign in response to concerns about road kill from the community.
However, rather than focusing on this one area, the intention was to also remind drivers to also look at other hazards on our roads, such as milk tankers, cattle, ATVs, school buses, tractors and more.
The campaign includes signage and brochures which is reinforced with road safety messages and banners. The campaign focuses on raising awareness on our roads and getting people to drive to the conditions.
Look Out, Think Ahead was chosen as the campaign name, because of the connection to the Look Out for Your Mates program.