Source: The Mercury, 28 November, 1998, p.3
TASMANIAN drivers are most likely to be involved in a crash between 4pm and 6pm on Fridays, statistics show. Tasmanian Road Safety Task Force chairman Paul Hogan said the study released yesterday also showed most com- mon types of collisions involved being rear- ended or hit at an angle, probably due to a failure to give way to the right. Mr Hogan said the findings were based on crash statistics gathered by the Trans- port Department over many years. "We're not advising motorists to avoid driving during these hours on a Friday," Mr Hogan said. "It means, simply, that motor- ists have to take the time to be a little more careful than usual. "It means also that they should be aware that other motorists may have their minds more on the upcoming weekend." So far, 37 people have died on Tasmania's roads this year, compared with 29 for the same period in 1997.
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